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Tweet with us on December 10!

Posted in: Write for Rights
    Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 00:00


    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!

    3 ways to tweet with us on Human Rights Day!

    1. Tweet or Instagram using #WriteforRights and #W4R17

    While you are writing for rights, wherever you are, post a message to Twitter or Instagram.  

    1. Say why you are writing, and
    2. Take a picture of how you are standing up for human rights, or taking action on one of the cases.

    Here are a few examples: [More sample tweets below]

    • Tweet “Write a letter. Change a life! #WriteForRights #W4R17" and include a picture of your letters
    • Tweet “I am writing for [X] because [Y] #WriteForRights #W4R17” and include a picture of yourself and your letters
    • Or tweet: “We are writing for you [name of individual or community]! #WriteForRights” and include a picture of yourself or your event


    2. Let everyone know that you Write for Rights 

    Take a selfie to show everyone that you're a part of Write for Rights and encourage them to join you. 



    Order your own "I Write for Rights" sticker today in our online shop

    Use the hashtag #WriteforRights and #W4R17 and share your selfe on social media. Be sure to tag us: @AmnestyNow on Twitter, @amnestycanada on Instagram. 


    3. Tweet or Instagram during YOUR event — any time of day!

    If you are holding or attending a Write for Rights event, we ask that you post a tweet or two on twitter or Instagram.

    Be sure to use the #WriteForRights and #W4R17 hashtag in your tweet or Instagram post.

    Take a photo or make a video (e.g. everyone cheering together “Write a letter, change a life!”) and let us know where you are and what are you doing in your tweet. Amnesty Canada will be sure to share your pictures on our solidarity page and help to spread news of your event.


    Hosting an Event? Project the live conversation!

    On December 10th, you can project and view our solidarity page to connect with other Amnesty supporters in real-time. 

    If you`re holding a Write for Rights event, set-up a projector and let everyone follow the action. 


    Sample Twitter and/or Instagram messages for each case we are working for. You're also encouraged to write your own!

    Want images? Click here!


    Bangladesh: Xulhaz Mannan

    Sample tweet: Xulhaz was killed because of his work defending LGBTIQ rights, demand justice now #JUSTICE4XULHAZMANNAN #WriteForRights 

    Click here to tweet

    Honduras - MILPAH

    Sample tweet: MILPAH risk their lives every day to defend their land, @SDHJGDHN @JuanOrlandoH protect them now! #IstandwithMILPAH #WriteForRights 

    Click here to tweet

    Finland - Sakris Kupila

    Sample tweet: Tell Finland: stop forcing transgender people to give up their dignity and rights #transrights #WriteForRights

    Click here to tweet

    Chad - Mahadine 

    Sample tweet: Mahadine was arrested for criticizing the government in Chad. Join #WriteForRights to demand his release now

    Click here to tweet


    Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories

    Sample tweet: Tell @netanyahu to stop prosecuting peaceful Palestinian protesters like #FARIDANDISSA now #WriteForRights

    Click here to tweet


    Jamaica - Shackelia Jackson

    Sample tweet: Mr @AndrewHolnessJM imagine if your brother was killed by police? Stand with Shackelia Jackson. It’s #Time4JusticeJA #WriteForRights

    Click here to tweet


    China - Ni Yulan 

    Sample tweet: I stand with #NiYalan, a disabled housing activist in China who has faced 20 years of harassment. Pls RT to support #WriteForRights

    Click here to tweet


    Egypt - Hanan Badr el-Din

    Sample tweet: Pls RT so @AlsisiOfficial sees this. Hanan Badr el-Din is detained for searching for her husband. She must be freed! #WriteForRights

    Click here to tweet


    Madagascar - Clovis

    Sample tweet: The forest is in danger. Join #WriteForRights now to urge @PresidenceMada to protect environmental activist Clovis!

    Click here to tweet


    Turkey - Taner Kilic and the Istanbul 10

    Sample tweet:  Taner Kilic has been in jail since June for doing nothing wrong! Call on Turkey to free him immediately and unconditionally #FreeTaner #FreeRightsDefenders #WriteForRights

    Click here to tweet


    Site C

    Sample tweet: .@jjhorgan don’t rush ahead with a project that will violate #IndigenousRights. Respect the treaties and say #NoSiteC #WriteForRights

    Click here to tweet


    That’s it! Thanks for all your efforts. Looking forward to seeing you on Twitter and Instagram!

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