Every year to mark Human Rights Day on 10 December, hundreds of thousands of people around the world send a letter and sign an online petition on behalf of someone they have never met, as part of Write for Rights. Our messages help convince government officials to release people imprisoned for expressing their opinion (called “prisoners of conscience” by Amnesty), support human rights defenders, stop torture, commute death sentences, and end other human rights abuses.
Volume matters. This year, with your help, we want to surpass 4 million actions and make a difference in the lives of all 12 cases. To join Write for Rights, please sign up now*!
3 Reasons to Join Write For Rights
- It Works. Your words can make a difference—we hear over and over from former Write for Rights cases that letters from people like you helped change their lives. View Recent Successes
- It’s Easy. After you sign up, you’ll receive all the materials you need to write letters on this year’s cases. Then simply send your letters, and let us know how many you wrote! If you’re a teacher, you can Write for Rights in the classroom with your students.
- It’s Powerful. You’ll be joining the biggest grassroots human rights event in the world. From now through December, hundreds of thousands of people in over 100 countries will sit down to write letters on behalf of someone they have never met. They bring their friends, family, school and community together to advocate for human rights around the world, and here at home.