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Write for Rights event in Amsterdam, 2015
Write for Rights event in Amsterdam, 2015 © Amnesty International

Every year, we run Write For Rights, a campaign over November and December where we encourage you to write messages of support to people around the world who have suffered injustice, and show you how to support their campaigns for justice.

We run this campaign every year because we know it works.

Where to start?

There are various ways to support the campaign. You're in the right place to get started!

Get the campaign booklet

First things first: meet the people featured in this year's campaign. If you look at nothing else, you need to download our campaign booklet!

It introduces you to each case and sets out how you can write to them, and how to write to the authorities on their behalf. This is your golden resource for Write For Rights.

Three ways to join in Write For Rights

1. Write a message of solidarity

This is where Write For Rights began: writing to people who are wrongly punished, to show them that they’re not alone.

Browse this year's cases to find everything you need to learn about someone’s case and write and post them a letter: you’ll find case sheets, solidarity address labels and suggested messages for each person featured in the campaign.

We'll be launching an online message platform so you can write messages via our website in a few weeks' time. In the meantime, we have uploaded all of our printed materials so you can download and print and post letters to the people featured in the campaign.

2. Write an appeal letter

In a world of petitions, physical post does get noticed! As well as writing to the people suffering human rights abuses, we also ask you to write to the authorities who can bring them justice.

All the details of how to write to authorities are in our campaign booklet.

You can download pre-printed ‘appeal’ address labels to make it easier to send multiple letters.

3. Hold an event

Write for Rights events come in all shapes and sizes - from stalls in outdoor markets, to intimate gatherings in a local pub. See our tips for putting together a successful Write for Rights event.

Don't forget to add your event to the website once you've got the date and location confirmed!

Rather stay online?

If writing letters isn't for you, you can also take action online.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about the campaign or the people featured in it, please get in touch.


Phone: 020 7033 1777

Write For Rights 2019 booklet