On 10 October 2013, the 11th World Day Against the Death Penalty is dedicated to the Greater Caribbean where few executions take place, but where a core of countries remain strongly opposed to abolition.
For World Day, the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty is asking:
- Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago to abolish the mandatory death penalty for all crimes;
- Guyana to abolish the death penalty for all crimes;
- Guatemala to fully abolish the death penalty in law.
Take action to stop crime, not lives:
- Organize a public debate and a movie screening with exonerees, murder victim’s families, experts, to raise awareness on the reality of the death penalty
- Organize an art exhibition (photo, drawings, posters) or a theatre performance from Dead Man Walking to Victor Hugo
- Organize a demonstration, a sit-in, a ‘die-in,’ a flash mob
- Join the events prepared for the abolition of the death penalty worldwide
- Sign the petitions and encourage others to sign
- Write to a prisoner on death row
- Donate to the World Coalition against the Death Penalty or another group working to end the death penalty.
- Join an abolitionist organization
- Mobilize the media to raise awareness on the issue of the death penalty
- Participate in “Cities Against the Death Penalty/Cities for Life” on November 30, 2013
Call for initiatives
On 10 October 2013, take action against the death penalty!
Join hundreds of initiatives organised worldwide
Wherever you are
In Africa, America, Asia, Oceania or Europe
hoever you are
NGOS, teachers, lawyers, local representatives, parliamentarians, artists, reporters, religious leaders, citizens
Whatever your plans are
Debates, concerts, press conferences, demonstrations, petitions, educational and cultural activities...
Get in touch with the World Coalition to tell us about events scheduled on October 10.