We are very happy to provide you with human rights information,
links to other parts of the net where you can the information you need. However,
learning about human rights is just the first step. Taking the second step by
acting to end human rights violations is even more important. We know, it seems like an
impossible task some times. So many people are tortured, raped,
imprisoned unjustly, killed, disappeared... However, we don't need to
save the world. Just making a difference in the life of one person can be
Please help us save
that one life.
Below are links to several pages at
this site containing actions on behalf of victims of human rights
violations. From writing a postcard to a prisoner, to sending a letter to
the government, or participating in higer level actions. You CAN
"He Who Saves A Life,
Saves The World Entire"
on worldwide campaign to free prisoners of conscience, protect human rights defenders and more!
- El Salvador
Write to Your Own Government and Ask for their
Often times this is the best thing you can do. Many countries that violate human rights are very weary of negative
international opinion - as this may mean less trade, less financial aid, less money to buy weapons. A vote by your
congressman or representative to not support a country that violates human rights can go very far, even a letter
him or her can have a significant impact and save someone from death, torture or prison. We encourage you (we beg you,
makes it better) to contact your representatives with respect to the cases you can find above. Let them know that
have learned of that situation, and ask them to contact the authorities of the country in question and ask them to make
human rights violation is corrected. Thank you.
How to Contact your US Congressional
Mr. Smith E-Mails Washington
Web page that allows you to compose & send your message to your representatives or the media online.
Other Ways to Get Involved!
Sign or create a petition on a variety of
Find out about protests all over the world.
Derechos Human Rights provides links to human rights
actions and materials
on other websites for the
convenience of our users. In most instances,
we have not evaluated them.
use your judgement.