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Write for Rights Marathon 2019

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Drill Hall, Multicultural Hub

26 Therry Street

Melbourne, VIC 3004

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Your words have the power to free people from human rights abuses. Will you join us in defending 10 individuals and communities at risk?

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On the 15th of December, we are bringing activists together to sign petitions and write letters for 10 individuals and communities at risk. The Drill Hall at the Multicultural Hub will be open for action between 12 and 5pm.

Throughout the day, several speakers will provide information about human rights issues in the countries of the 10 W4R cases. This will culminate in a panel discussion at 4pm about 'Human Rights and Youth Activism'.

What is Write for Rights?

Sometimes a letter can change someone’s life. That’s the premise of Write for Rights, Amnesty’s global letter-writing campaign and the world’s biggest human rights event.

Every December, Amnesty supporters across the globe will write millions of letters for those whose basic human rights are being attacked. They are people like you, continuing a long tradition of writing letters to right some of the world’s biggest wrongs. And it’s not just letters – we encourage petitions, emails, Tweets, Facebook posts, photos, postcards.

Who are we writing for?

This year we’re throwing our might behind the children and young people who are firefighting some of the world’s biggest crises. Many have stepped in where adults have failed to lead, and are facing terrible danger as a result.

From top left to bottom right: Marinel Ubaldo (Philippines), Yasaman Aryani (Iran), Magai Matiop Ngong (South Sudan), Ibrahim Ezz El-Din (Egypt), Emil Yulia Ostrovko (Belarus), Grassy Narrows Youth (Canada), Nasu Abdulaziz (Nigeria), José Adrián (Mexico), Sarah Mardini and Seán Binder (Greece), and Yiliyasijiang Reheman (China).

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For more information about Write for Rights 2019, check out the Amnesty International Australia website.

If you would like to volunteer at this event, please contact MJ Hilhorst at vic.social@amnesty.org.au.

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