Yeonmi Park’s book A North Korean’s Girls Journey to Freedom starts today (Monday) on BBC Radio 4 at 09.45. It is the book of the week.
Last week, three members of the Salisbury group visited South Wilts Grammar School for their day long Citizenship Conference held every year jointly with Bishop Wordsworth’s School.
We had the opportunity to present Amnesty to three groups of students, amounting to about 50 in all, who had chosen to hear from us, along with a number of other organisations from political parties to charities.
The impression we received was of a lot of interest in our work, and we emphasised the importance of the concept of human rights, and asked the students to think about how these might impinge on their own lives as well as on the prisoners whose causes we espouse.
We will be taking the show on to St Mary’s School, Shaftesbury next month