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 10 December remains a key moment, this year’s campaign runs from 2 November until 31 December. 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.
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 justice for the El Hiblu 3
In Malta, three youths risk life in prison for their roles in helping fellow asylum-seekers escape torture. Call for justice for The El Hiblu 3. (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)
Release young poet from prison
Paing Phyo Min is serving six years in prison after performing satirical poetry criticizing the military in Myanmar. Expressing your ideas freely should not be a crime. Call for his immediate and unconditional release. (more info)
Demand justice for Gustavo Gatica
Gustavo was blinded after he was shot by the police during a protest in Chile. Take action to demand justice now and guarantee that this won’t happen again. (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)
Demand justice for Popi and Bongeka
On a Friday night in May 2017, two young women were brutally murdered, sparking outcry across South Africa. Their killers have still not been brought to justice. Take action to end the impunity now. (more info)
Free Germain Rukuki
Germain Rukuki has risked everything to campaign against torture in Burundi. Because of his human rights work, he is serving a 32-year prison sentence. Take action now and demand his release. (more info)