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Human Rights Defenders from Uganda and Lybia visited Alfrink college on Purple Friday

December 20th 2014

Purple Friday, December 12, LGBT activist Geoffrey Ogwaro and a human rights defender from Lybia spoke to several classes at Alfrink College on this special day.

On Purple Friday high school pupils wear something purple to show their solidarity with Lesbian, Gay, Transgender and Transsexual young people everywhere in the world.

Alfrink College joined this initiative this year and via MUNA partner Justice and Peace we welcomed two human rights defenders in school.

Geoffrey Ogwaro (on the photo) who works for the Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law in Uganda. His job is to improve the current situation of LGBT’s in Uganda by standing up against anti-gay laws.
He has been threatened in Uganda, thats why the organization Shelter City offered him asylum in the Netherlands.

Also a young lady from Lybia was present at Alfrink to talk with students about the human rights situation in her country.

The message that both wanted to get across to the students at Alfrink was that everyone should have the right to be themselves and that you need the support of others to be able to be yourself.

The visit was a great success and boosted the confidence of a lot of our Alfrink students.

A very big thanks to our MUNA partner Justice and Peace and to our two wonderful guests.