When A Letter Is All That Is Needed
Amnesty International's global letter writing marathon brings together individuals from every corner of the world to show solidarity and raise their voices for governments to take action to ensure justice for 12 individuals who had suffered human rights violations.
The event, which began in 2001 with a small group of activists in Poland who wrote letters for a period of 10 days (in some cases in 24-hour events) for the release of 12 individuals, grew into a world-wide campaign.
In 2012, over 1.5 million letters, SMS messages, and signatures were collected in over 80 countries during the "Write for Rights" week.
Take action for individuals here:http://www.amnesty.org/individuals