The New Spring Without FGM

Amnesty International UK’s Creative Writers’ Group and The Live Literature Company are presenting this Forum Theatre evening on FGM on Thursday 1 May 7pm at the Human Rights Action Centre , 17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A3EA

The panel will consist of:

  • Dr Nadia El Kholy Ph.D – Cultural Counsellor and Director of the Egyptian Cultural Bureau, London 
  • Yvette Robbin-Coker – Representing FORWARD, leading FGM charity in the UK
  • David Maidment OBE – Representing Amnesty International and head of Amnesty’s Children Human Rights Network
  • Valerie Doulton – Founder and Director of The Live Literature Company
  • Qudrat Khan – Student representative of the University of Kent’s Amnesty International group, and of the UK Muslim community
This is a free event, but you must book in advance.

Book you tickets online 

Bar and refreshments available from 18.00. The programme will begin promptly at 19.00.


Human Rights Beneath the Headlines

Ever read a headline about human rights and wondered if there was more to the story? Join the British Institute of Human Rights for the second in their series of evening events to discuss some of the most commonly reported human rights stories, as they go Beneath the Headlines.

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Drop the charges against 69 year old on death row in Pakistan

69-year-old Mohammad Asghar was arrested under Pakistan’s blasphemy laws in 2010 and sentenced to death in January. He is physically and mentally frail.

All charges against him should be dropped immediately and he should receive the proper medical treatment he needs.

Find out more and take the Amnesty Action on the Amnesty UK website

Poems That Make Grown Men Cry

Book Launch on Tuesday 29 April at National Theatre from 6-7pm

Grown men aren’t supposed to cry. Anthony and Ben Holden, and Kate Allen, introduce readings from poems that haunt a host of eminent men; they explain why, in words as moving as the poems themselves.

With Melvyn Bragg, Ian McEwan, Mike Leigh, Simon McBurney, Ben Okri and Simon Russell Beale; directed by Richard Eyre.

See more on the  Amnesty UK Website