Write for Rights: World’s biggest human rights campaign marks 20th birthday

Amnesty International’s record-breaking Write for Rights campaign has launched, marking 20 years of the global letter-writing drive. Since 2001, the organization has collected millions of messages written in support of people who are unjustly detained or persecuted, and Write for Rights has become the world’s biggest human rights event. This year, Amnesty International is calling for justice for 10 more brave individuals and groups, including a citizen journalist imprisoned in China for reporting on Covid-19, an environmental activist imprisoned in Guatemala for campaigning against the destruction of one of his country’s…

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Write for Rights: Amnesty International launches global campaign championing youth activists

Amnesty International has launched this years Write for Rights, the world’s biggest human rights campaign, which this year champions children’s rights and youth activists. This year Write for Rights, Amnesty’s flagship human rights campaign, champions youth activists who are taking on the world’s biggest crises Kumi Naidoo, Secretary General of Amnesty International “This year Write for Rights, Amnesty’s flagship human rights campaign, champions youth activists who are taking on the world’s biggest crises,” said Kumi Naidoo, Secretary General of Amnesty International. “From those campaigning for climate and environmental justice, to…

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The Co-operative Bank urges its customers to “Write for Rights” and support young activists in partnership with Amnesty International

The Co-operative Bank is urging its customers to take part in Amnesty International’s “Write for Rights” human rights campaign this December. The Bank is calling for customers, colleagues and members of the public to join together in a ‘Day of Action’ and write letters in support of young human rights activists around the world. Amnesty International’s global “Write for Rights” project is the world’s largest letter writing campaign, and this year encourages people to write letters in support of 12 young people faced with human rights abuses, or bravely standing…

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Emma Thompson, Stephen Fry and Vivienne Westwood write open letters to demand end to human rights abuses in Amnesty Campaign

UK celebrities have joined more than one million people from around the world who have written letters calling on governments and authorities to end the detention or persecution of individuals, as part of Amnesty International’s Write for Rights campaign. Amnesty’s annual campaign runs throughout November and December and encourages people to write messages in solidarity with a number of individuals whose basic human rights are being attacked. People being supported include those held unfairly in UK immigration detention, an Egyptian lawyer who is being persecuted by the authorities for defending…

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Amnesty International and Jeremy Paxman release video for Write for Rights Campaign

Journalist Jeremy Paxman pokes fun at his tough-speaking persona in a new video released yesterday by Amnesty International to promote its annual Write for Rights campaign. The news host shows off his acting talent in a tongue-in-cheek sketch about people’s forgotten ability to use a pen and paper in the digital era. The 60-second-long video aims to prompt viewers to send letters of support to individuals around the world who are suffering human rights abuses. Each year, Write for Rights sees millions of people send messages of solidarity to individuals…

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