WIRE celebrates people who stand up for human rights. This time, we meet three gay and lesbian activists from Kenya. They are supporting others and changing attitudes, despite being criminalized by their government. We also show how this kind of resistance and perseverance can change the world, by celebrating our monumental recent win of a strong UN Arms Trade Treaty after 20 years’ work. And we interview a Chilean lawyer whose activism began with Pinochet’s coup nearly 40 years ago.
To the Kurdish grandmother facing prison in Turkey for shouting peace slogans, the other people featured in our appeals, and many more like them around the world we say: You are not alone. We are with you, and we will win.
Read their stories, be inspired, and help us take action for human rights.