Letter-writers take action to end human rights abuses
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(NC)—It's happening across Canada and around the world. Thousands of concerned individuals will take a few minutes on December 10 – the designated International Human Rights Day – to write short, personal letters that will help protect the human rights of others. If you do this too, you will be taking part in the 11th annual Write for Rights write-a-thon, a global letter-writing marathon organized by the human rights organization Amnesty International.
Participants are encouraged to register their event online at writeathon.ca or toll-free at 1-800-266-3789. Everyone can participate, and there are no fees or membership.
“Write for Rights is a simple, yet powerful way for friends, family members and colleagues to make a real difference in others' lives,” says Beth Berton-Hunter, one of the team members.
Here, from Amnesty International, are a few ways anyone can write for rights during the week of December 10:
• Organize a lunch-hour Write for Rights challenge in your workplace, school or with your faith community.
• Throw a Write for Rights dinner party for family and friends.
• Plan a one-day write-a-thon among email friends.
• Invite those who cannot write letters to sponsor you to write 10 letters at a dollar a letter.
You can request a free kit of information about Write for Rights by writing to Amnesty International, 312 Laurier Avenue East, Suite #201, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 1H9.
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