Today is United Nations Human Rights Day, the anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.
To celebrate this day, Amnesty International invites activists worldwide to Write For Rights, and send letters to urge governments everywhere to stand by their commitment to uphold all of the rights enshrined in the Declaration.
Here in Canada, there are public writeathon events happening from coast to coast (to coast).
The action is fairly straightforward. Just visit amnesty.ca/writeathon to educate yourself about some of the violations of the Declaration happening around the world (including right here in Canada!), register online, and start writing.
You won't be alone. Canadian celebrities such as Margaret Atwood, Eric Peterson, Sarah Harmer, David Usher and Broken Social Scene are also taking part.
Write to demand freedom for Prisoners of Conscience. Write to demand equal rights for indigenous people. Write for women. Write for life.
Just write for what's right!