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Write for Rights - Edward Snowden Mail
Write for Rights - Edward Snowden Mail © Amnesty International

Inspire students to take action to help stop human rights abuses across the globe.

Writing in Impossible Circumstances

Two downloadable lessons for students aged 11+ produced by Amnesty, and the Anne Frank Trust.

The Power of the Pen (Primary)
The Power of the Pen (Secondary)

How to take action for people at risk by writing letters. Develop literacy skills, persuasive action and self-expression.

Write for Rights 

Amnesty International’s “Write for Rights” campaign takes place annually around 10 December, which is Human Rights Day (commemorating the day when the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted in 1948). Write for Rights aims to bring about change to the lives of people or communities that have suffered or are at risk of human rights violations.

Write for Rights 2023 channels this support towards people targeted for their peaceful activism, views or personal characteristics to protect their right to protest and express themselves freely.

Human Rights Education Resources for Write for Rights 2023

On this page, you will find a set of human rights educational resources to help students explore the Write for Rights 2023 cases. 

Write for Rights: Campaign Page

Find out more about Amnesty's Write for Rights 2023 campaign and find out how you can take action today and change a life forever. 

Write for Rights – A Short Guide

This short online course will equip and inspire you to participate in Amnesty International’s Write for Rights (W4R) to make a difference to the lives of human rights defenders (HRDs).

Online Learning

Human Rights Defenders – A Short Guide

This course will equip you to talk to your family and friends about human rights defenders, and the issues faced by them.

An Introduction to Human Rights Defenders

Learn about human rights defenders, their work and the threats they face. Discover how to become one and use your skills to speak out against injustice.