YOUR WORDS CHANGE LIVES
Write for Rights brings millions of compassionate people together – because when we challenge injustice, we change lives
Write for Rights is the world’s biggest human rights event. It’s a moment when Amnesty International’s movement of ten million comes together as one to take action and stand up for freedom, justice and equality.
Every year people from 170 countries take action – writing letters, signing petitions, and much more – telling governments to challenge injustice and right wrongs.
Our collective action pressures authorities around the world to bring those responsible for human rights abuses to justice, and free people wrongfully imprisoned.
Every year, real change happens because people like you take action.
Together, our voices are powerful enough to challenge injustice and change the world.
Take action online
Join the largest human rights campaign in the world. Help people who are unjustly persecuted and imprisoned.
You can take action online by using our online tools to send emails and Tweets directly to decision-makers. You can also upload solidarity messages to brave people who need your support.
Take physical action
A handwritten letter has tremendous power in the digital age. By flooding the offices of the powerful, we have been able to release or improve conditions for more than a third of people in Write for Rights campaigns!
If you want to send physical letters or hold letter-writing events, register so you can download or order resources.
Write for Rights Wins
Writing a letter, sending a Tweet, signing a petition – surely you can’t change the world with something so simple? Yes, you can!
Letter-writing has always been at the heart of Amnesty International’s work, and 59 years of activism shows us that words have power. Last year we sent over 4.4 million messages from 170 countries and territories – and it worked.
Below you will find some of the remarkable success stories from past Write for Rights campaigns.
WHAT IS WRITE FOR RIGHTS?
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DO I HAVE TO WRITE LETTERS?
DOES LETTER-WRITING WORK?
WHO AM I WRITING LETTERS FOR?
Write for Rights – the life-changing power of words
Writing a letter, sending a tweet, signing a petition. Surely you can’t change the world with something so simple? Yes, you can!
11 November, 2022
Individuals at risk
Write for Rights 2021: your words are changing lives
Actions taken in Aotearoa New Zealand are helping to end human rights abuses around the world.
25 July, 2022