Date(s) - 07/12/2019
10:30 - 13:00
Your words have power
Last year, people at Pittenweem Library joined in the Write for Rights campaign. In the UK alone more than 182,000 people took part. Around the world 6 million letters and messages were sent.
More than 500,000 messages demanding to know who killed human rights activist and councillor Marielle Franco were sent to the Brazilian authorities. In March 2019 two former police officers were arrested for the crime.
More than 250,000 messages of support were sent to Gulzar Duishenova, who campaigns for the rights of people with disabilities in Kyrgyzstan. In March 2019 the government signed the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
700,000 letters and appeals were sent in support of Atena Daemi, who was jailed in Iran for criticising the death penalty. She was later given access to the medical treatment she requires.
This year’s campaign
Young people are a leading force for change in our communities, from confronting climate injustice to calling for women’s rights. This year all our Write for Rights cases are children and young people standing up for human rights who need our support.
Come and take part! This is a free drop-in event.
Cards, paper and envelopes supplied – feel free to bring your laptop.
If you have only 10 minutes that’s still time to sign a preprinted appeal or write a message of support on a Christmas card.
If you have more time you can write a letter of appeal to the authorities.