Here you can find all the Write for Rights resources your action group needs for 2019. 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.
Write for Rights is a moment when our movement comes together as one to take action. Your actions put a whole lot of pressure on decision-makers.
We run Write for Rights every year because it works. Every year, real change happens because of your actions.
Last year, you took over half million actions demanding justice for Marielle Franco, an LGBTQI+ Brazillian politician, who was murdered in March 2018.
After years of delay, 6 people have now been arrested in relation to her murder. Mônica, Marielle’s partner told us,
“It helps me to get up in the morning… knowing that there is this big global network of affection.”
Mônica, whose partner Marielle was murdered in 2018. Over half a million people called for justice for Marielle during Write for Rights in 2018. 6 people have now been arrested in relation to her murder.
Write for Rights in 2019
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.
But young people are also a leading force for change. They stand up against these injustices. They’re calling out climate injustice and calling 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, who they worship. Some are imprisoned in horrible conditions, and others even face the death penalty. They urgently need help.
In 2019, we’re working with 10 young people during Write for Rights.
When we mobilise, our movement can make a real difference in people’s lives. Download the resources below, and get ready for Write for Rights in 2019! Together, we can make more change happen.
Belarus, Emil Ostrovko
China, Yiliyasijiang Reheman
Grassy Narrows Youth, Canada
Egypt, Ibrahim Ezz El-Din
Greece, Sarah Mardini and Seán Binder
Iran, Yasaman Aryani
Mexico, José Adrián
Nigeria, Nasu Abdulaziz
Philippines, Marinel Sumook Ubaldo
South Sudan, Magai Matiop Ngong
When filling in the event form, ask your for a concertina card to be sent to you for your event, it lets someone take four actions (so four times the impact) in one go!
Don’t forget to fill in the Action Processing Form when you send your actions back to us. We’ll post them onto the targets, alongside millions of others from around the world, putting huge pressure on them to end their abuse.
Resources for Human Rights Education
If you want to teach human rights in the classroom, check out the lesson plans below.
Not in an Amnesty action group?
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