Write for Rights is the world’s largest human rights event. It’s a moment when Amnesty International’s seven million supporters around the world join together in a letter-writing blitz calling on governments to respect the rights of selected individuals at risk.
We have had many successes over the years including the release of political prisoners, the ending of torture in specific cases and in bringing human rights offenders to justice.
Drop in to Seven Shores Café and find out about the 10 cases we are highlighting this year. All of our cases this year focus on youth. International focus will be on each of these ten cases, including one in Canada: the ongoing crisis of mercury contamination in Grassy Narrows First Nation.
What: Amnesty International Group 9 Write for Rights When: Saturday, 7 December 2019 from 11:30am to 4:30pm Where: Seven Shores Cafe Location: Unit 4 — 10 Regina Street North, Waterloo, Ontario
You can make a difference by signing letters to governments defending the rights of refugees, indigenous peoples, and human rights workers! We will also have petitions for you to sign!!
Support human rights defenders and their families by sending them messages of hope and solidarity. We will post pictures of solidarity actions on our Facebook page.
Children are welcome – we will have a creative activity for them to participate in.
Thank you to Seven Shores Café for their support of human rights and Amnesty Group 9! This is our fourth year of holding our Write to Rights event there. Buy some coffee, lunch and yummy treats to sustain you as you write and sign letters on December 7.