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    December 03, 2016

    Check out the *FULL list of social media mobilizing ideas HERE*, including our Twitter Party at 4 pm EST on December 10!

    Write for Rights is just around the corner — now's the time to spread the word!
      1. Use social media to encourage friends to sign up!

    Like and Share our Write for Rights posts that you see on the Amnesty Canada Facebook page and Twitter feed OR post your own message using #Write4Rights and www.writeathon.ca!

    November 30, 2016
      Join activists around the world this Human Rights Day for a letter-writing marathon on Twitter and Instagram.

    Write for Rights is one of the world’s largest human rights events and on Human Rights Day we want the world to see how far and wide the campaign reaches, and all the great work we do to change lives.

    On or around December 10th, 2017 we will be using Twitter and Instagram to show that people all over the world are writing letters for those whose rights have been abused. You can find more information on Write for Rights cases here.



    Let’s show the world that human rights matter, by making the 2017 Write for Rights hashtag #WriteforRights appear in conversations online throughout the day!

    November 28, 2016
    Write for someone's life: SIGN UP TODAY FOR WRITE FOR RIGHTS

    Last year Amnesty supporters across the world wrote an astonishing 3.7 million letters, messages, emails, tweets and much more as part of Write for Rights. From Afghanistan to Zambia, dedicated campaigners, students, school kids and loads of others got on board. In Canada, Amnesty supporters took action in more than 1000 locations across the country, taking over 30,000 actions. Together, we demanded change on behalf of people and communities suffering appalling human rights abuses.

    And guess what? It made a massive difference. Here are five people whose lives were transformed by the power of the pen.
     

    November 22, 2016

    Amnesty International is inviting you to help change lives on December 10, International Human Rights Day, with the world's biggest grassroots event for human rights: Write for Rights! 

    Last year we sent 3.7 million letters and messages for human rights from more than 200 countries. Here's a list of 10 ways you can get involved:

    1. Start with the simple stuff

    Sign up at Writeathon.ca! From here you can sign e-petitions, watch videos about cases, download materials for organising and letter writing and stay in the loop on cases to be featured on December 10. *Note: If you register to organise an event we'll mail out a Write for Rights kit to you at the address you provide.

    November 18, 2016

     

    Prominent Venezuelan opposition leader, Member of Parliament, human rights activist and prisoner of conscience, Rosmit Mantilla has been released following 2 years in prison!

    Thank you to Amnesty International supporters who took action on his case!

    Rosmit send these personal words of thanks:  

    "I am a human rights activists borrowed by politics to humanize Venezuelan politics, to get some rights in the Venezuelan politcs.

    I am very thankful for all the activism voices everyone has raised for me. My commitment right now is human rights for everyone."

     

    The release of Rosmit, who was unfairly imprisoned since 2014 as punishment for his human rights work, must mark a profound shift in the government’s approach to dissent and freedom of speech. He was released after spending more than two years in pre-trial detention at the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service facilities in Caracas.

    September 28, 2016

    In response to the news that the 16-year prison sentence against prominent human rights defender Narges Mohammadi, who is critically ill, has been upheld on appeal, Amnesty International’s Research and Advocacy Director, Philip Luther, said:

    “This verdict is yet another cruel and devastating blow to human rights in Iran, which demonstrates the authorities’ utter contempt for justice. Narges Mohammadi is a prominent advocate of human rights and a prisoner of conscience. She should be lauded for her courage not locked in a prison cell for 16 years.

    “By insisting that this harsh and appalling sentence is imposed for her peaceful human rights work, the authorities have laid bare their intent to silence human rights defenders at all costs.

    March 07, 2016
    March 8th is International Women’s Day and we’re taking a moment to reflect on how your support has changed women’s lives around the world in the past year.

    From policy breakthroughs to freedom for courageous women human rights defenders, here are just a few of the ways you’ve defended women’s human rights and helped break down barriers for women and girls:
     

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