Monday, June 10, 2013

Lightening the Load

In our Spring/Summer newsletter, we wrote about MVFHR's participation in a workshop, sponsored by the Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO), on children of parents sentenced to death or executed. Now as an outgrowth of that workshop QUNO has published a report titled "Lightening the Load of the Parental Death Sentence on Children." You'll see references to MVFHR's work in that report, as well as, of course, a great deal of important analysis and recommendation.

You can download the report at QUNO's website. Just scroll down to "Recent QUNO Resources."

QUNO will be releasing this report in Madrid this week at the 5th World Congress Against the Death Penalty, a tremendous gathering of people from all over the world. Some of us from MVFHR will be there and we look forward to seeing our colleagues who will also be participating and also to meeting many new allies and friends.

1 comment:

Adrianna said...

Groundbreaking info on a vastly under-appreciated topic. Looking forward to the day when society as a whole realizes that the best-no, only-way to really lighten the load is to stop sentencing people to death!