Amnesty International's Global Letter-Writing Marathon

Between 10-11 December 2006, thousands of human rights activists around the world will take part in Amnesty International’s Global Letter-Writing Marathon.

Last year, people in over 35 countries sent an incredible 80,000 appeals in a 24-hour period.

This year’s event looks set to be the biggest yet, with at least 40 countries taking part. The Marathon is held annually to mark the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, signed on 10 December 1948.

How you can get involved

Countries involved
Algeria, Australia, Bahrain, Barbados, Bermuda, Burkina Faso, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Malaysia, Mali, Mexico, Mongolia, Norway, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation (local group), Senegal, South Africa (Durban group), South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunisia, UK (local groups), United States, Zambia