On December 10, 2017 - International Human Rights Day - Amnesty International supporters in Canada and around the world took part in Amnesty's annual Write for Rights write-a-thon, the world's largest letter-writing event, now in 80 countries.
From coast to coast across Canada more than 1,500 private and public Write for Rights events took place in support of human rights defenders! The global total is already at more than 1.9 million letters, with many, many more yet to be reported.
People took part in Write for Rights events of all kinds, indoors, outdoors, in homes, churches, community centres, pubs, cafes, at work, over lunch, over dinner or over coffee. Events were organised and attended by schools, universities, friends, family, community members, some were open to the public and some were more intimate settings. The one common thread connecting all of these events happening across every province in Canada and beyond - is the many letters that were written to authorities calling for justice and the many messages of solidarity that were sent to frontline human rights defenders.