We'll have a wide range of photos from the 4th World Congress before too long, but for now, here are a couple just to give a quick glimpse:
MVFHR members holding our banners during the march to the United Nations at the close of the 3-day event.
Flags lining the walkway to the UN.
Renny Cushing with Tamara Chikunova, director of the Uzbekistan group Mothers Against the Death Penalty and Torture
MVFHR's educational poster
And here's one other MVFHR-related press clip from the World Congress: this mention in the Boston Globe's "New England in Brief" section on Saturday, February 27th:
Curley speaks out against death penalty
Bob Curley, the father of a 10-year-old Cambridge boy abducted and murdered in 1997, spoke Thursday in Geneva at the Fourth World Congress Against the Death Penalty. Curley, who led a nearly successful fight in Massachusetts to reinstate the death penalty after his son’s slaying, later became an opponent of execution. “I originally supported the death penalty because I wanted to prevent something like Jeff’s murder happening to another family,’’ Curley told the conference, “and that is still what motivates me today - working for child safety and violence prevention, and trying to make the world a better place.’