WRITE A LETTER. CHANGE A LIFE.
Celebrate Human Rights Day at the world's largest grassroots human rights event.
Your hand-written letters, combined with millions from around the world, can change a life. Become part of Amnesty International's Write for Rights by signing up to host or join a letter writing party, or write on your own. However you participate, you'll be adding your voice to the growing movement for justice and human rights!
GET YOUR WRITE FOR RIGHTS RESOURCES
Get all your how-to guides, case pages, posters and general Write for Rights materials here.
Organize an event!
Host an event or plan a creative action to engage your community! Your event can be public or private. We act together because when thousands of people from around the world speak out at the same time, our voices united cannot be ignored. By participating in Write for Rights, you're challenging systemic human rights abuses like torture and the death penalty. You’re standing up for women's rights, LGBTI rights and corporate accountability. Each letter you write can change a life.
HELP US PROMOTE #Write4Rights ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Please help to promote #Write4Rights on your Social Media channels.
Every year around December 10, Amnesty supporters send letters on behalf of people they've never met. Our messages help convince government officials to release people imprisoned for expressing their opinion, stop the use of torture, and end other human rights abuses. Letter writing has always been at the heart of Amnesty International's work, and 54 years of activism shows us that words have power. In 2014 we sent over 3.2 million messages from 143 countries -- and changed lives!
How Write for Rights works
1. Amnesty identifies people and communities at risk of human rights abuses worldwide, who need solidarity and justice.
2. We pick cases where global activism can make a huge difference, rights now.
3. We share them with Amnesty offices worldwide.
4. Activists organize amazing events and actions around the cases.
5. People worldwide write letters, tweets, emails and sign petitions.
6. Messages start arriving at government offices, prison cells, family homes.
7. Change happens and hope grows! Prisoners get better conditions and can be released.
8. Amnesty receives updates showing that people's actions are making a difference!