Amnesty Freedom Candles

TheeBlog_AmnestyCandles Globally admired artistic duo ‘coarse’ has partnered with Amnesty International to tackle torture, arms trade and sexual slavery with 30 limited edition “Freedom Candles” up for eBay auction April 19 – 27th. Each candle highlights a human rights injustice that unfortunately might be taking place around the world as we read this. These powerful candles serve as a reminder of these horrible injustices, yet also work as a beacon of hope that reveals once the candles melt.

• Candle one begins as a political prisoner being tortured. It burns away to reveal the same man being reunited with his son. Amnesty International is launching a major new global campaign against torture on 13 May 2014.

• Candle two begins as a military rifle. It burns away to reveal a pen signing the world’s first global Arms Trade Treaty—a treaty that followed decades of intensive campaigning by Amnesty International and other NGOs.

• Candle three begins as a young girl who has been forced into sexual slavery. It burns away to reveal a young girl who is free to make her own choices. Amnesty International believes that it is everybody’s right to make their own decisions about their health, body and sexual life.










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