Are you writing for rights? I almost gave myself a pass this year. I'm living out of a hotel room and I don't have easy access to a printer, and... what the hell? I'm one of the most privileged people on the planet. Surely I won't skip Write For Rights because it's a bit inconvenient!
On December 10, 1948, the newly-formed United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the first document of its kind in history.
Every year, on and around December 10, people who have human rights use them to help others whose human rights have been violated or negated.
Here are the 2018 Write For Rights cases. Notice anything different?
Join me and thousands of others.
Join the biggest human rights event on the planet.
By giving 15 or 30 minutes of your time, you can join thousands of others who believe that all humans have rights, no matter who they are, where they live, and what they believe.
The right to peaceful protest.
The right to inform others.
The right to be free from torture.
The right to not be arbitrarily arrested and imprisoned; the right to a fair trial.
The right to express their sexual orientation and gender identity.
The right to worship in any faith and the right to not worship.
The right to organize a union.
The right to refuse military service.
The right to live free from involuntary servitude (slavery).
The right to be free from sexual violence.
Read: Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
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Here are the 2018 Write For Rights cases.
Write because an issue resonates with you.
Write because you've been to a country and you feel solidarity with its people.
Write because you're angry.
Write because you're horrified.
Write because the world breaks your heart.
Write because you believe in something.
Write because it works.
Write because it feels good to help others.
2018 Write For Rights case are here.
This year, all the Write For Rights cases are women. Write because you are a woman, or because you love a woman, or because you believe in a woman, or all three.