Save a life with a click. That is what http://savejalila.org/ is about.
Something really ‘struck a cord’ with me when I read about the incarceration and death sentence of Jalila Khamis Koko of Sudan. Her crime is that she called for a ceasefire, an end to violence and helped shelter displaced people affected by the government military action against the Nuba people in the southern regions of Sudan.
Jalila is a 43 year old school teacher and mother of five and I really can’t find any justifiable reason that she is incarcerated (never mind about to be executed). The government of Sudan has a long history of human rights abuses as documented by Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and many other reputable organizations and this is just another of those cases.
I’m a WordPress Website designer. I know how powerful a Website can be in spreading a message. I therefore setup a Website called Save Jalila to spread awareness of Jalila. The means of spreading awareness is through encouraging people to share, via Social Media, the savejalila.org Website.
I only setup savejalila.org a few days ago but already have received communication from others trying to raise awareness of the plight of Jalila as well as the Website having received over 100 shares. I certainly hope that the sharing continues as, the more people that are aware of these human rights abuses, the more weary the Sudanese government is likely to be to commit these acts.
Please help to save the life of Jalila by visiting the Save Jalila Website and sharing via social media or email. Thank you!
P.S. As I usually cover WordPress related topics here is a bit of background about the Save Jalila Website; it uses a basic custom child Theme which relies on the Genesis Framework (StudioPress). Most of the Sharing is via AddThis as the AddThis sharing Analytics. I tried to keep the Website as fast as possible so that those in even slow Internet access areas are able to view the Site with ease (the Site is also responsive for tose using smart-phones and related small screen devices).