How Write for Rights works
It doesn’t take much to sign a petition, send an email or write a letter but it could make a world of difference to those who need your help.Read more
When we mobilise, our movement can make a real difference in people’s lives.
Over 15 years ago, Amnesty activists in Poland held a letter writing marathon – the first Write for Rights. Now, it’s the world’s biggest human rights event.
During Write for Rights, people from over 170 countries take over 5.5 million actions, putting pressure on governments and making change happen. We run Write for Rights every year because it works.
Every year, real change happens because of these actions.
“International support is the most powerful tool that women like me can get. Every single signature for the petition to get me free, made a difference. Now I’m free. I’m no fairy tale, I am a true story.”
TEODORA DEL CARMEN VASQUEZ, SENTENCED TO 30 YEARS IN PRISON AFTER SUFFERING A STILLBIRTH UNDER EL SALVADOR’S TOTAL BAN ON ABORTION. SHE WAS RELEASED IN 2018.
Stand up and speak out
In 2019 we're working with 10 courageous young people, pressuring governments around the world to respect their rights.Read more
Every single day, people around the world face attacks on their human rights. Too often, it’s young people who are the worst affected by injustice.
Young people are also leading the fight against this injustice. They call out climate inaction and call for women’s rights. But they face harassment and imprisonment for doing so.
Some young people are locked up simply because of who they are or who they worship. Others even face the death penalty.
Rodney Bruce, 25, is a member of the Indigenous Anishinaabe community of Grassy Narrows in Canada. The people of Grassy Narrows have been hard-hit by mercury poisoning. The damaging effects are still seen today. But they’re fighting for a better future. Rodney says,
“I’ve always been taught that if you do something wrong, you have to fix it.”
These young people don’t have to stand alone. Stand with young people like Rodney and Jianne today, and start to make a difference.Close