On 10 December 2012, the Baku-based Human Rights Club launched a human rights campaign, Art for Democracy, to provide support to artists who are subjected to human rights violations.
“It will be the first campaign of its kind in Azerbaijan, and we hope this new, creative approach will be effective,” said Human Rights Club Chairman and Art for Democracy Coordinator Rasul Jafarov.
Art for Democracy seeks to expand upon the concept of the previous Sing for Democracy campaign, which used the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest as a platform to draw attention to the human rights situation and promote democratic reform in Azerbaijan. Art for Democracy will incorporate all forms of art, bringing together Azerbaijan’s artistic and human rights communities.
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www.facebook.com/Art4Democracy and www.twitter.com/Art4Democracy.