While opposing the death penalty absolutely, abolitionists were also concerned to see existing protections implemented. Among these was the requirement in human rights standards that persons with serious mental illness or intellectual disabilities should not face the death penalty.
The Occasion was held at the Human Rights House in Nsambya, Kampala: it was graced by a number of dignitaries like the European Union representative and the French Ambassador to Uganda; who expressed their views and concerns about the death penalty and pointed out the effects of death penalty. Testimonies from Families of the Deceased victims were brought forward, and also former inmates on death row gave their testimonies, about how they were affected by it.
The children of Wells of Hope Academy were among those that graced the day, by their expression in poem and personal testimonies, since they are directly affected; having a parent on death row or imprisoned. As they expressed themselves, to many people tears could not be held back. By the end of the day, to many a different opinion towards Death row was realized.