ADHRB Weekly Newsletter 40

The Importance of Constituent Engagement

On 18 February, Students for Islamic Awareness and the Arab Student Union at University of Michigan Dearborn, in conjunction with ADHRB, held an event to raise awareness about the systematic government crackdown on innocent physicians and human rights defenders in Bahrain in an attempt to quell legitimate calls for human rights and democratic representation. Attendees then translated the information they heard into action by signing letters to their senators and representatives in Congress, asking them to take a stand for human rights in Bahrain. ADHRB has held similar community events in Connecticut and New Jersey, and the importance of such events must not be overlooked. It is this type of constituent mobilization that raises the profile of the grave human rights violations occurring in Bahrain to the national arena.
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