December 10, 2009
December 10 is Human Rights Day, a day to commemorate the UN’s 1948 adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, an international agreement outlining the fundamental human rights of all people.
This week, and throughout December, Amnesty International is holding a global write-a-thon, through which members and nonmembers alike are writing letters on behalf of human rights defenders imprisoned or held unjustly.
For those looking for a writing-related activity this month, check out the write-a-thon page. (For any young friends reading this, please have your parents review the content first.) Included are summaries of the cases as well as sample letters. It’s an easy way to let your voice be heard in support of human rights. Do these letters really make a difference? Read more here. And for more information on Amnesty International, go here.