Write for Rights

Write For Rights is Amnesty International’s largest annual letter writing campaign.

Every year to mark Human Rights Day on December 10th, hundreds of thousands of people around the world send a letter and sign an online petition on behalf of individuals who need urgent help, as part of Write for Rights.

Our messages help convince government officials to release people who have been imprisoned solely for who they are or what they believe, support human rights defenders, stop torture, commute death sentences, and end other human rights abuses.

Letter writing has always been at the heart of Amnesty International’s human rights campaigning, and 62 years of human rights activism shows us that it still works. Check out our Good News Page for proof! 

Volume matters: the more participants in Write for Rights, the more letters and e-mail messages we generate, increasing our influence on government officials.

Prosecuted for defending safe abortion. Demand that Justyna’s unjust conviction is overturned.

Write for Rights 2023

People like you around the world write letters on behalf of individuals who need urgent help, like Justyna Wydrzyńska—pictured—who was convicted for helping a woman in an abusive relationship access a safe abortion. Through the power of collective grassroots action, your letters will help convince government officials to overturn Justyna’s conviction and to free the other individuals unjustly imprisoned, and to seek justice for past human rights abuses.

Meet this year’s 10 cases