Write a letter and keep someone out of danger
(NC)—If you could help protect someone from danger, would you do it? Amnesty International's Write for Rights event on International Human Rights Day is all about protecting others. On December 10, 2013, you can join in. You can shine a light on human rights.
Around the world, many people are subject to harassment or even imprisonment and in some cases, their lives are at stake. You can stop the intimidation or wrongful imprisonment of courageous human rights defenders by sending a note to leaders to say “I am watching”. And it works.
Nasrin Soutedeh is a human rights lawyer, who was held in prison in Iran. Last year, her case was featured in Write for Rights and thousands of letters were written on her behalf. In September 2013, written letters helped her get released from prison.
Celebrate human rights and take a few minutes to help someone half a world away. When asked how they felt about participating in Write for Rights, one person said “I feel immensely empowered by doing this.” More information is available online at writeathon.ca, on Facebook or toll-free at 1-800-266-3789.
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