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Your words have power

Sometimes a letter can change someone’s life. That’s the premise of Write for Rights, Amnesty’s global letter-writing campaign and the world’s biggest human rights event.

Every December, Amnesty supporters across the globe will write millions of letters for those whose basic human rights are being attacked. They are people like you, continuing a long tradition of writing letters to right some of the world’s biggest wrongs. And it’s not just letters – it could be petitions, emails, Tweets, Facebook posts, photos, postcards.

This year we’re throwing our might behind the children and young people who are firefighting some of the world’s biggest crises. Many have stepped in where adults have failed to lead, and are facing terrible danger as a result. Your words really can change their lives. Join us.

Marinel Sumook Ubaldo, climate change activist
The future of all of us depends on YOUR decision NOW.

Now, write a letter

Imagine being locked away, alone, not knowing if anyone cares where you are. Now imagine receiving a letter from someone you don’t know, telling you they believe in you. That’s what real letters can do: bring hope to people in the direst of situations. And when they arrive in huge numbers, they are also an unmistakable reminder to the prison authorities and others that the world is watching.

Those letters not only bring great solace, but they can also help make people safer. If you want to lend your pen to this kind of direct action, download our handy letter-writing kit below.

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People in more than 170 countries and territories write millions of letters, emails, tweets and petitions…

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…for people who’ve been harassed, threatened and locked up, just for who they are …

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…and put pressure on governments, leaders and decision-makers…

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…to make change happen – releasing activists and protecting people who stand up for change.

© Jorn van Eck / Amnesty International

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