Join Amnesty’s annual global human rights campaign by signing a petition, writing a letter to the authorities and a message of solidarity to those whose rights are being abused. Sample letters and materials provided.

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What is Write for Rights?

Sometimes a letter can change someone’s life. That’s the idea behind Write for Rights, our global letter-writing campaign. Twenty-one years ago, a small group of activists in Poland decided to run a 24-hour letter-writing marathon for 10 December – Human Rights Day. The idea took off and today, Write for Rights has grown into the world’s biggest human rights event.

Every year, supporters across the globe sign petitions and write millions of letters and solidarity cards for those whose basic human rights are being attacked. These supporters form a vibrant community of people like you, continuing a long tradition of writing letters to right some of the world’s biggest wrongs.

Real change happens because of your letters and actions. People wrongfully imprisoned are released. Abusers are brought to justice. And people in prison are treated more humanely. You can read more about our wins here or check out this inspiring video about Bernardo Caal Xol, an Indigenous rights activist from Guatemala who was one of our Write for Rights cases in 2021. Bernardo as thrown in jail without any evidence for protecting rivers sacred to his people, the Indigenous Maya Q’eqchi’ in north-central Guatemala. On 24 March 2022 Bernardo was released and reunited with his family after more than four years of imprisonment.

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November 25, 2023

9:30 am