by: World Coalition Against the Death Penalty
published: 10 September 2021
The 19th World Day Against the Death Penalty is an excellent opportunity to publicly oppose the use of this inhumane punishment and to support those who are fighting for its abolition all over the world.
Find out more about the World Day and download posters, leaflets, tips to organize an event, and more!
19th World Day Against the Death Penalty – Women and the death penalty, an invisible reality
On 10 October 2021, the World Day will be dedicated to women who risk being sentenced to death, who have received a death sentence, who have been executed, and to those who have had their death sentences commuted, exonerated, or pardoned.
Helping the World Achieve a Moratorium on Executions
On 16 December 2020, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 8th resolution for a moratorium on the use of the death penalty with 123 votes in favor.
In 2007, the World Coalition made one of the most important decisions in its young history: to support the Resolution of the United Nations General Assembly for a moratorium on the use of the death penalty as a step towards universal abolition.
A moratorium is temporary suspension of executions and, more rarely, of death sentences. It is provisional and often depends on the will of a key decision maker (President, Minister of Justice…). Conversely, abolition is permanent as enshrined in law.
Women sentenced to death: An invisible reality
8 September 2021