Write a letter, change a life
Amnesty International’s Write for Rights campaign transforms the lives of people whose rights have been wronged.
Write for Rights supporters are united by their desire to make a difference. In recent years, we’ve seen real change to people’s lives because of your action. From Zimbabwe to Guatemala, activists have been released and justice delivered.
This year’s campaign features people from around the world, all connected because their human rights have been violated. Some by their governments, others by the police, or by big corporations. All because of who they are and what they do.
Together, we can fight for their rights.
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I really appreciate the thoughts, the love and the solidarity. It means so much to me and I don’t take it for granted.Netsai Marova, Zimbabwean opposition activist
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Amnesty International Malaysia is excited to announce that the “We Make Our World: Our Rights are Connected, Our Lives are Intertwined” Festival kicks off this weekend at the Kuala Lumpur & Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall, from 8 to 10 December.
On this 75th anniversary of the UDHR, we invite you to our human rights festival where people of all ages can engage with human rights issues in Malaysia and globally.
Featuring poetry, music performances, art installations, photography exhibitions, workshops and many other exciting events, We Make Our World ties together the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights [a foundational document for international human rights law], Amnesty’s global Write for Rights campaign [the world’s biggest human rights event], art and photography exhibitions on the death penalty and custodial violence [which will be featured in Malaysia for the first time], and a series of workshops, discussions, poetry and music performances.
“Come join us in envisioning a world we can collectively create—where human rights are enjoyed by all—while recollecting how 75 years ago, we were once able to envision a global promise for justice that affirms the worth of all human beings.”Katrina Jorene Maliamauv, Executive Director of Amnesty International Malaysia.
NOW, WRITE A LETTER
Signing a petition is a great way to take part in the campaign. But did you know there are other ways to take part in Write for Rights?
Imagine being locked away, alone, not knowing if anyone cares where you are. Now imagine receiving a letter from someone, telling you they believe in you. That’s what real letters can do: bring hope to people in the direst of situations. When letters arrive in huge numbers, they are also an unmistakable reminder to prison authorities and others that the world is watching.
If you want to lend your pen to this kind of direct action, download our handy letter-writing kit below.
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