On 10 December we celebrate ‘International Human Rights Day’. For this occasion, Amnesty organises Write For Rights. A worldwide letter writing event that you can join. Together with friends, roommates, your student group or just by yourself, you can write a letter or card for someone whose human rights are being violated. You can help to get a wrongfully imprisoned person released, to protect an activist, to serve justice and to change someone’s life!

Teodora del Carmen Vásquez met brieven en kaarten die voor haar werden geschreven tijdens de Write for Rights-schrijfactie
© Amnesty International

How can you join?

In no time you can sign a letter on the Amnesty website. We will print all letters and send them to the authorities, who will be overloaded with mailbags. You can also send an online postcard to show your support to someone. This way, this person doesn’t feel forgotten. Sign the online letters here

A handwritten letter or postcard shows you really put effort in it. We can provide you with everything you need: sample letters, a notepad and postcards, a pen. Scroll down to order the materials. Don’t feel like writing all alone? Join an online Write for Rights event or even organise an event yourself and invite your roommates or family members! 

Write for Rights
© Amnesty International


In our online Masterclass on 25 November, we will give you more info about Write for Rights. You learn why it’s so important to support people in need worldwide, and why this works. You hear the stories of the people we are writing for this year and learn how you can change their lives with your pen. And most excitingly: you have the chance to meet two of the people we are writing for this year: the Turkish students Melike & Özgür will join! They are facing up to three years in prison for staging a Pride sit-in on their campus. During the Masterclass, you can ask them your questions.

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Melike Balkan en Özgür Gür

Who are we writing for?

There are ten different (groups of) people from all over the world who need our help. Among them students, refugees and LGBTI activists. You can write one letter and one card, but the more the better of course. You have the ability to change their lives! 

Who are they?

Check for more general info www.writeforights.nlwww.amnesty.org/writeforrights