December 10th marks Human Rights Day, the day celebrating the United Nation’s proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. In honour of this day, Amnesty International holds a letter writing blitz known as Write for Rights. The organization highlights ten individuals or communities who are at high risk of human rights abuse. Hundreds of thousands of people then write letters to government officials on behalf of these individuals. To learn more about the event or read the 2020 cases click here.
The Write for Rights campaign is very successful. Last year over 6.6 MILLION letters, emails, and actions were sent. Seventy percent of the cases received positive results. The following are the good news stories from 2019 Write for Rights:
1 million + actions – Yasaman Aryani was sentenced to 16 years in prison for violating forced veil laws in Iran. The Appeals Court reduced her…
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