Tweet with us on December 10!
Join activists around the world this Human Rights Day for a 24 hour 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 December 10th, 2016 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 2016 Write for Rights hashtag #W4R16 and #Write4Rights appear in conversations online throughout the day!
3 ways to tweet with us on Human Rights Day!
At noon your time, wherever you are, post a message Twitter or Instagram. (Use a scheduler like Hootsuite if you will be busy at that time or might forget. Amnesty activists are taking part during every hour of the day through every time zone around the globe. Amnesty’s International Secretariat Twitter account (@AmnestyOnline) will retweet and quote these actions (you must use the hashtag #W4R16) to capture the wave of activity as it travels across the 24-hour cycle.
- Say why you are writing, and
- 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! #W4R16" and include a picture of your letters
- Tweet “I am writing for [X] because [Y] #W4R16” and include a picture of yourself and your letters
- Or tweet: “We are writing for you [name of individual or community]! #W4R” and include a picture of yourself or your event
For our 24 hour global wave to work, it’s very important to use #W4R16 to tweet (or schedule it) at noon!
2. Join Amnesty Canada’s Twitter PARTY at 4pm EST!
It’s a party for human rights defenders, and YOU are invited! At 4 pm EST, we have a conversation planned that will help build our community of letter-writers country wide. The chat starts with questions about why you believe in human rights, and it will roll into a few of the cases we are championing this year.
Make sure you follow Amnesty Canada on twitter. Our twitter handles is @AmnestyNow
Follow the twitter party in twitter by searching the hashtag #W4R16 and clicking the ‘live’ tab. Or use a twitter party website like_______.
#W4R16 is the hashtag to use when following the event and engaging the conversation with your fellow letter-writers and human rights defenders.
** RSVP for the twitter party right now. We’ll message you right before the party starts!
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 2 hashtags in your tweet: #W4R16 and #Write4Rights
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 and help to spread news of your event.
Hosting an Event? Project the live conversation!
On December 10th, you can view our social media livestream 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!
Australia: Refugees on Nauru
Target: Peter Dutton, Minister of Immigration and Border Protection – @PeterDutton_MP
I'm writing to @PeterDutton_MP to Tell #Australia to end the abuse of #refugees on #Nauru. #W4R16 #Write4Rights
Azerbaijan: Bayram Mammadov & Giyas Ibrahimov
Target: President Ilham Aliyev – @presidentaz
I'm writing for #BayramAndGiyas, jailed on sham drug charges for protest graffiti. @presidentaz release them now! #W4R16 #Write4Rights
Cameroon: Fomusoh Ivo Feh
Target: President Paul Biya – @PR_Paul_Biya
I'm writing for #FomusohIvoFeh, jailed for 10 years for texting a joke in #Cameroon. @PR_Paul_Biya: Free him now! #W4R16 #Write4Rights
Canada: Indigenous peoples of the Peace River valley
Target: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau – @JustinTrudeau
I'm writing to stand #WithThePeaceRiver @JustinTrudeau #HonourTreaty8 protect Indigenous lands from destruction #NoSiteC #W4R16 #Write4Rights
China: Ilham Tohti
Target: the Chinese President does not have a Twitter account, so we ask that you include #China and #XiJinping
Im writing to #FreeIlhamTohti jailed for life for his writings & lectures in #China. #XiJinping must release Ilham now! #W4R16 #Write4Rights
Target: Minister of Interior Magdy Abde el-Ghaffar – @moiegy
Im writing for photojournalist @ShawkanZeid facing #deathpenalty in #Egypt for taking photos @moiegy: #FreeShawkan! #W4R16 #Write4Rights
Iran: Narges Mohammadi
Target: Ayatollah Sayed ‘Ali Khamenei – @khamenei_ir
I'm writing to @khamenei_ir to urge freedom for Iranian #womensrights defender Narges Mohammadi #FreeNarges #W4R16 #Write4Rights
Malawi: Annie Alfred
Target: President Arthur Peter Mutharika – @APMutharika
I'm writing to demand @APMutharika #StopTheKilling of people like Annie Alfred with #albinism #Malawi #W4R16 #Write4Rights
Peru: Maxima Acuna
Target: Minister of Interior Carlos Basombrío – @CarlosBasombrio or/and @MininterPeru
I'm writing to @MininterPeru demanding he protect #HRD Máxima Acuña from attacks! #MaximaIsNotAlone #W4R16 #Write4Rights
USA: Edward Snowden
Target: President Obama – @POTUS
I'm writing for @snowden to say #ThankYouEd for exposing global mass surveillance – @POTUS #PardonSnowden #W4R16 #Write4Rights
That’s it! Thanks for all your efforts. Looking forward to seeing you on Twitter and Instagram!
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