The AI NE Metro Group will be holding a ‘Write for rights’ event on Sunday the 3rd of December at the Eltham Library.
Starts at 10 am and finish at 4.30 pm.
We will have all of the 2023 Write for Rights’s petitions ready to sign in the Library along with the case information and letters to write.
If you are in the area please come and join us!
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.