Next week is Human Rights Day. December 10 commemorates the day when in 1948 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Amnesty International invites everyone to mark the Human Rights Day by taking part in “Write for Rights”, Amnesty International’s global letter writing marathon. Here’s from Amnesty International:
“Every year, around Human Rights Day on 10 December, hundreds of thousands of people around the world send a message to someone they’ve never met. It’s a classic Amnesty technique: 52 years of human rights work show that words really do have the power to change lives. Last year, activists in at least 77 countries took a record-breaking 1.9 million actions during our annual letter-writing event. Millions more have taken part since Write for Rights became a global Amnesty event in 2002.”
To find out more about events and SMS actions, visit your local Amnesty International section website.
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