Right now, all around the world, human rights are under attack.
In 2017, Emelyne and her husband Germain were woken by banging on the door. Security officers arrested Germain and took him to prison.
Emelyne was just weeks away from giving birth. Three years later, Germain has never seen his son.
In 2020 people will take millions of actions calling for Germain's release, and to challenge injustice in 10 other cases, as part of Write for Rights.11 chances to make a difference
11 chances to make a difference
During Write for Rights Amnesty supporters and activists challenge injustices anywhere and everywhere they exist.
These injustices include the imprisonment of people like Germain, targeted because they stand up for human rights. Germain worked for a non-governmental organisation in Burundi. Under a nationwide crackdown, workers like Germain were imprisoned on sham charges.
Others targeted because they stand up for human rights include journalist Khaled, imprisoned for reporting on protests in Algeria. In Myanmar, so is satirist Paing.
Human rights researchers Idris was abducted for exposing disappearances in Pakistan. His daughter Talia is campaigning for his release, despite being warned not to.
“I look at pictures of Papa, and only dream of him
walking into the room to be with us again.”
Talia, Idris’s 20 year old daughter.
The injustices we need to challenge include the failure of governments to hold those responsible for human rights abuses to account, and to bring them to justice.
Police around the world have, all too often, also failed to properly investigate this violence against women. These failures mean the families of women like Popi and Bogeka, murdered on a night out, never get justice.
In Australia, LGBTQI+ people continue to be the targets of conversion practices, which tell them they’re broken.
Together, we can challenge injustice to make a real difference in the lives of these people and their families.
Everyday ordinary people stand up for freedom, equality and justice we move closer to a world where human rights are enjoyed by all.Close
Your actions have the power to make a difference.
For much of her life, Nassima has campaigned for women's freedom in Saudi Arabia. In doing so, she's lost her own.
Nassima has been imprisoned since July 2018, just for standing up for equality and human rights.
But Nassima's family isn't giving up. Neither should we.What is Write for Rights?
Write for Rights and challenge injustice
When we promote and defend human rights we can create a better world for ourselves and others.
Write for Rights is the world’s biggest human rights event. It’s a moment when Amnesty International’s movement of ten million comes together as one to take action and stand up for freedom, justice and equality.
Amnesty supporters and activists take action – writing letters, signing petitions, and much more – telling governments to challenge injustice and right wrongs.
Those actions pressure authorities around the world to bring those responsible for human rights abuses to justice, and free people unjustly imprisoned.
Every year, real change happens because of Amnesty supporter and activist’s action.
Together our voices are powerful enough to challenge injustice and change the world.Close