Children: Unseen Victims Of The Death Penalty

When a parent is put behind bars, the family left behind suffers a lot. For inmates sentenced to death, it’s worse because they lose all hope of ever meeting their loved ones. Very often, children are never considered during sentencing. During family visits, it’s very common that children have no idea about their parents in prison; some grow up believing that their parents either passed away in prison or intentionally abandoned them.

Foundation for Human Rights Initiative in partnership with Wells of Hope Ministries conducted the 17th commemoration of the World Day Against the Death Penalty (WDADP) at their office premises.

Francis Ssuubi, Wells of Hope Ministries founder shared about how the death penalty affects children and requested government to intervene.

Children need access to information about their parents incarceration

Francis Ssuubi, Wells of Hope Ministries Founder

The children shared their plight through art, poems and a very emotional talk show; and they conveyed a special request to the president to abolish the death penalty while kneeling.

Talk-show: Wells of Hope TV
Wells of Hope children presenting a poem

We thank Foundation for Human Rights Initiative for their continued support to advocate for the children. We thank all stakeholders who have joined this cause.

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