Category Archives: Individuals at Risk

Human rights superheroes

With two prisoners already released and 2.3 million messages sent across 80 countries, Write for Rights 2013 was our most successful global letter-writing campaign ever. By Amnesty staff member Kristin Hulaas Sunde Hundreds of thousands of ordinary people transformed into … Continue reading

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New year, new conversations

Even the most intimate areas of our lives touch on our human rights. In WIRE, read the compelling stories of women, men and children who have experienced this personally. Discussing sexual and reproductive rights can be difficult: we hope you … Continue reading

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Armed with pens, keyboards and a passion for human rights

A New Year’s message to activists from Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General. As a new year begins, I’d like to celebrate some of the things we achieved together in 2013. We are still counting the tweets, good old-fashioned letters, … Continue reading

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Russian prisoner of conscience freed as Write for Rights 2013 reaches 1.4 million actions!

By Louisa Anderson, Global Campaigner at Amnesty’s International Secretariat. Fantastic news came today as our global letter-writing campaign, Write for Rights, drew to a close: Vladimir Akimenkov, one of the Bolotnaya 3 prisoners of conscience, has been freed! This fantastic … Continue reading

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Write for Rights – the true spirit of Amnesty

By Louisa Anderson, Global Campaigner at Amnesty’s International Secretariat. It’s been incredibly exciting, almost overwhelming, to see how much has happened over the last few days as Amnesty activists all around the world have taken part in Write for Rights, … Continue reading

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