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Write For Roghts

21st December 2022: Annelies Varsey
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Every November and December Amnesty International is running a 'Write for Rights' campaign and this year's campaign focuses on the right to protest.Throughout history, people coming together to demonstrate against injustice have changed the world for the better. But this precious right is under attack globally from politicians, governments and regimes who fear change and accountability. The people featured in this year's campaign know this only too well: they were all punished for using their right to protest

There is a display on a board in the Welcome Space. Please have a look at the cases and when you have decided which one you would like to support, help yourself to that case sheet and send a message of support and solidarity on a card to the person in question or in some cases to their family. If you wish, you can of course also write a letter to the authorities, but here we are mainly asked for support with the greetings card campaign, ie sending a card with a short sentence of support such as "Keep strong in your battle for justice" or "Our thoughts are with you and your family".

It is very important that we adhere to the guidelines given in each case and do not make any political comments.

Please use only general non-religious cards, unless the individual guide lines say that it is alright to send a religious card. Cards showing snowy scenes, fir trees, robins, etc and the message 'Season's Greetings' are non-religious. It is not necessary to buy a new card, because it is quite alright to use such cards we have received, if we cut off the page with the message to us.

If you took part in the campaign last year, you might like to check the updates HUMAN RIGHTS IMPACT FROM 2021, click here, and for more information:https://www.amnesty.org.uk/write-rights-2022-get-started.

On behalf of all those concerned, many thanks for supporting this campaign. Annelies Varsey.

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