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Write for Rights (Amnesty Int.)

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  • Restaurant Gember

    Stadhouderslaan 43, Den Haag (map)

    52.089809 4.280241

  • Sometimes a letter can change someone’s life. That’s the premise of Write for Rights (in Dutch “Schrijfmarathon”), Amnesty’s global letter-writing campaign. Today, it’s one of the world’s biggest human rights events.

    Every December, Amnesty supporters across the globe will write millions of letters for those whose basic human rights are being attacked. They are people like you, continuing a long tradition of writing letters to right some of the world’s biggest wrongs.

    And it’s not just letters – it could be petitions, emails, Tweets, Facebook posts, photos, postcards. Your words really can change lives. Join us Saturday December 10th, the International Day for Human Rights. In The Netherlands we will focus on 10 people whom have been deprived of their human rights. For them we will write letters to authorities, which can be a king, president, minister or the chief of police. We will ask them to take all measures to release a prisoner, bring justice to perpetrators of torture or stop discrimination. And we will also write greetings to the victims of human rights violations themselves. For them moral support is extremely important.

    Amnesty will provide us a free writing kit with all necessary materials: information about the people for whom we write, sample letters, posters, pens, table banners and more.
    More info can be found at www.schrijfmarathon.nl and https://www.amnesty.org/en/get-involved/write-for-rights/

    Because restaurant Gember is located right next to the Gemeentemuseum, Museon and Omniversum, you could combine this event with a visit in the morning. The Fotomuseum is closed for renovations.

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