Letters Reported You: 0 / Amnesty International USA: 1,560

“The students had a tremendous experience and gained a deeper understanding of the importance of caring about, and taking action, on behalf of others.”

High School Teacher

This year’s Write for Rights introduces your students to human rights through the stories of 10 brave young people from around the world who are at risk just because of their peaceful activism. By participating in Write for Rights, your students will develop effective writing skills and experience firsthand the power of their words to make a difference. This writing project has real-life impact: Your students’ letters are actually delivered to the people who have the power to positively influence each case.

3 Steps for educators:

  1. Sign up as an educator if you haven’t already
  2. Write and Report letters in your classroom, using our Educator’s Guide, Case Sheets, Sample Letters, and other tools below.
    • Either send the Report Form found in the Educator’s Guide to the address below.
    • Or use this easy online form and mail your letters to the addresses included on each Case Sheet
    • *WIN $500 FOR TRAVEL TO OUR ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM) IN SAN DIEGO!* Enter our drawing by attaching a picture of your letters to your *Report Form* (online or by mail) for a chance to win $500 to travel to AGM in March! Drawing entry not required to submit report form. Reporting earlier helps you or your group send more accurate numbers; we then tell the targeted government officials and case individuals/families how many activists have taken action on their case.
  3. Mail your students’ letters by January 31, 2020 either directly using the addresses on the Case Sheets OR in one envelope to:

    Amnesty International USA
    Attn: Classroom W4R
    5 Penn Plaza, 16th Floor
    New York, NY 10001

You can request a free certificate thanking you and your students for participating in Write for Rights 2019, email w4r@aiusa.org.

Resources

WRITE FOR RIGHTS WORKS

In Write for Rights 2018, letters from students supported and amplified the work of Gulzar Duishenova in Kyrgyzstan and joined the call for the ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), which was signed on March 14, 2019. Previous years of Write for Rights have helped free many people unjustly imprisoned, including Idil Eser and taner Kilic in Turkey, Mahadine in Chad, and Phyoe Phyoe Aung in Myanmar (shown). Read more good news stories here.

“The students had a tremendous experience and gained a deeper understanding of the importance of caring about, and taking action, on behalf of others.”

High School Teacher

This year’s Write for Rights introduces your students to human rights through the stories of 10 brave young people from around the world who are at risk just because of their peaceful activism. By participating in Write for Rights, your students will develop effective writing skills and experience firsthand the power of their words to make a difference. This writing project has real-life impact: Your students’ letters are actually delivered to the people who have the power to positively influence each case.

3 Steps for educators:

  1. Sign up as an educator if you haven’t already
  2. Write and Report letters in your classroom, using our Educator’s Guide, Case Sheets, Sample Letters, and other tools below.
    • Either send the Report Form found in the Educator’s Guide to the address below.
    • Or use this easy online form and mail your letters to the addresses included on each Case Sheet
    • *WIN $500 FOR TRAVEL TO OUR ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM) IN SAN DIEGO!* Enter our drawing by attaching a picture of your letters to your *Report Form* (online or by mail) for a chance to win $500 to travel to AGM in March! Drawing entry not required to submit report form. Reporting earlier helps you or your group send more accurate numbers; we then tell the targeted government officials and case individuals/families how many activists have taken action on their case.
  3. Mail your students’ letters by January 31, 2020 either directly using the addresses on the Case Sheets OR in one envelope to:

    Amnesty International USA
    Attn: Classroom W4R
    5 Penn Plaza, 16th Floor
    New York, NY 10001

You can request a free certificate thanking you and your students for participating in Write for Rights 2019, email w4r@aiusa.org.

Resources

WRITE FOR RIGHTS WORKS

In Write for Rights 2018, letters from students supported and amplified the work of Gulzar Duishenova in Kyrgyzstan and joined the call for the ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), which was signed on March 14, 2019. Previous years of Write for Rights have helped free many people unjustly imprisoned, including Idil Eser and taner Kilic in Turkey, Mahadine in Chad, and Phyoe Phyoe Aung in Myanmar (shown). Read more good news stories here.