WRITE A LETTER.
CHANGE A LIFE.
DECEMBER 4 – 18, 2015
Your hand-written letters, combined with hundreds of thousands of others from around the world, can change the lives of this year’s 12 cases. Become part of the largest grassroots human rights event in the world by signing up to either host a letter writing party, join one, or write on your own.
Amnesty International USA invites you and your students to join Write for Rights, our global human rights letter-writing project focusing on 12 specific cases of human rights abuses around the world. Write for Rights frees prisoners of conscience, protects human rights defenders, and spreads hope.
Amnesty International USA has created an Educator’s Guide, focusing on 5 cases including girls forced into marriage in Burkina Faso; a journalist imprisoned in Uzbekistan; and Albert Woodfox, subjected to over 40 years of solitary confinement in Louisiana. By learning about these 5 cases and writing letters to help end these abuses, students will gain an introduction to human rights and effective letter-writing skills, and the knowledge that their words have the power to make a difference around the world.
We invite you and your students to participate from now through December. You may find the Write for Rights Educator’s Guide here, and visit our website for more information. Please email me at [email protected] with any questions, and to let us know that you are participating!
Thank you for helping to change lives this year.
All the best,
Individuals at Risk Program