On a wet and cold weekend at end of November, during the 16 Days of Action, Soroptimists Carol McKeough and Nellie Adjaye were on the Amnesty International stall at Aylesford Priory. They were promoting the Write for Rights campaign.
Despite the weather, they welcomed visitors to the stall. This included some children with grandparents wanting to know more about the campaign. Children took part in writing cards in support of the campaign.
For over 20 years, Amnesty International’s annual Write for Rights campaign has transformed the lives of people. People such as anti-war protestors to environmental activists, whose rights have been wronged. Using the power of their words, Write for Rights supporters have united behind a common purpose: together, we can change lives for the better.
How the campaign works: –
- People in more than 200 countries take part in all kinds of events Writing millions of letters, emails, tweets, and signing petitions.
- Supporting people who have been harassed, threatened and jailed just for who they are
- Putting pressure on governments, leaders and decision-makers
- Showing love and support for the people and their families
- And making change happen – releasing activists and protecting people who stand up for change