Human rights groups leaders will hold a joint news conference on December 10, 2012 from 12 to 3 PM ET at the National Press Club’s Zenger Room. The address is: National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC. The keynote theme will be: “Universal Human Rights, Dignity, and Compassion for All.”
The human rights groups will recognize Human Rights Day, and make a renewed call for universal human rights, and dignity, and compassion for all of our fellow human beings.
The event will also include a showing of the documentary: “Free China: The Courage to Believe,” regarding the widespread human rights violations in China and the oppression of the Falun Gong, a type of Taoist and Buddhist meditation practice.
Speakers’ focus will be on human rights issues in the United States, China, Sudan, Pakistan, Balochistan, and the Middle East, including women’s rights and children’s rights. These groups share the common goal of universal human rights for all people, remembering “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
The event will be sponsored by the following groups, with speakers from their organizations:
(a) Responsible for Equality and Liberty (R.E.A.L.) – Jeffrey Imm on consistency in human rights and compassion for all and the future of our children
(b) Global Service Center for Quitting the Chinese Communist Party – Dr. Charles Lee, who will be addressing the human rights atrocities against the Falun Gong in China and the courage to believe
(c) Darfur Women Action Group (DWAG) – Niemat Ahmadi on the continuing human rights abuses against Darfuri and Sudanese people
(d) Pakistan Christian Congress/Post – Dr. Nazir Bhatti on the human rights abuses against Pakistan Christians and minorities
(e) United for Equality (U4E) – Equal Rights Amendment (E.R.A.) and Women’s Rights Activist Carolyn Cook on consistency for women’s rights
(f) Ahmar Mustikhan, Senior Balochistan Journalist and Human Rights Defender on human rights issues for the Baloch and other unarmed civilians in Balochistan and other areas of Pakistan.
Human Rights Day is celebrated in remembrance of the December 10, 1948 adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by the United Nations General Assembly.
For more info, contact conference organizer Jeffrey Imm, Responsible for Equality And Liberty (R.E.A.L.), email@example.com, 301-613-8789.
A report on the 2011 Human Rights Day is online at: