By Allison Richina, Intern, International Labor Rights Forum
How many times throughout your life have you felt misrepresented or that other people were not being
treated in the way that they should? Whether it has been more than once or not so much, we definitely have the privilege of the freedom of expression, press, and speech. Which entitles us as Americans to voice our concerns and begin a conversation for change.
Now imagine workers, activists, people who never have that opportunity to express their concerns and when they do, they are punished in the worst ways. Hard to imagine right? How can concerned individuals be punished for their active voice in creating healthier environments for their society? Well, this is the case for one too many human rights activists around the world.