Sometimes a letter can change someone’s life. That’s the idea behind Write for Rights, our global letter-writing campaign. We’ve been doing it for 19 years and today, it’s the world’s biggest human rights event.
While Human Rights Day on 12/10/2020 remains a key moment, this year’s campaign runs from 11/2/20 until 1/31/2021. Write your letters during this period.
Every December, supporters across the globe write millions of letters for those whose basic human rights are being attacked.
These supporters are people like you, continuing a long tradition of writing letters to right some of the world’s biggest wrongs.
- People in more than 170 countries and territories take part in all kinds of events
- Writing millions of letters, emails, tweets and petitions
- Supporting people who’ve been harassed, threatened and unjustly jailed
- Putting pressure on governments, leaders and decision-makers
- Showing love and support for the people and their families
- And making change happen – releasing activists, securing justice for those whose rights
Group 11 enthusiastically takes part in W4R every year. This year’s cases and letters follow below.
Tell ICE to Release All the Families
These families came to seek protection from violence and persecution, but are being subjected to separation, inadequate hygiene, and negligent medical care. They must be able to pursue the right to seek asylum in safety (more info).
Where is Idris Khattak?
Talia is desperately searching for her father. A human rights researcher, he was disappeared in Pakistan in November 2019. Join others in asking: where is Idris Khattak? (more info)
Free Nassima al-Sada
Nassima is in prison for her work defending women’s rights in Saudi Arabia. She goes months without seeing her children or lawyer. Sign the petition now to demand her freedom. (more info)
Demand Student Pride Defenders are acquitted
Students peacefully celebrating LGBTI+ PRIDE in Ankara, Turkey were met with police brutality and charges of “unlawful assembly”. They must be acquitted. (more info)
Protect environmental defender Jani Silva
Jani Silva is an environmental defender who, despite threats to her life, continues to fight for the conservation of the Amazon ecosystem and for the rights of hundreds of peasants (campesinos). (more info)