Every year around International Human Rights Day on December 10th, hundreds of thousands of people around the world send a letter or an e-mail on behalf of someone they’ve never met.

Our messages help convince government officials to release people imprisoned for expressing their opinion (called “prisoners of conscience” by Amnesty), stop the use of torture, commute death sentences and end other human rights abuses.


We believe that words are powerful. That’s why we run Write for Rights every year. We spoke with some writers and storytellers in Toronto about the biggest annual human rights event in the world.  We can’t wait for you to join us. #W4R2018

Featuring Najwa Zebian, Anasimone George, Frizz Kid, Farzana Doctor, Sahar Jafrani and more! Videography by Jenny Jay of the Double Jay Collective | Produced by Ashna Ali