Letter writing marathon 2017

Write a letter, change a life

Every December, Amnesty supporters across the globe will write millions of letters for people whose basic human rights are being attacked. It’s all part of Write for Rights, our global letter-writing marathon.

This year we will be marking the 15th anniversary of the first international Write for Rights campaign. Since then millions of actions have been taken by activists around the world and we have witnessed amazing successes.

It is the world’s biggest human rights campaign and carries on a long tradition of people like you writing letters to right some of the world’s biggest wrongs. And it’s not just letters – it could be petitions, emails, Tweets, Facebook posts, photos, postcards – whatever you think will have the biggest impact, and help bring about change.

We had yet another amazingly successful year in 2016, beating the 4 million mark for the first time. Over 4 million actions were taken in over 180 countries. Activists around the world joined the movement to achieve justice for people and communities suffering human rights abuses.

Your words have power. Write for rights now

Tell Bangladesh to bring Xulhaz’s killers to justice

Tell Chad to release Mahadine without delay

Tell China to stop harassing Ni Yulan

Tell Egypt to drop all charges and free Hanan immediately and unconditionally

Tell Finland to change the law and support transgender rights activists

Tell Honduras to protect MILPAH now

Tell Israel to drop all charges against Farid and Issa immediately

Tell Jamaica to protect Shackelia and ensure justice for all those killed by police

Tell Madagascar to overturn Clovis’ sentence immediately

Tell Turkey to stop persecuting human rights defenders and drop the charges against them