This December, the New Statesman online is supporting Amnesty's Write For Rights campaign, and encouraging you to do the same.
The campaign is simple  - show your support for those suffering human rights abuses around the world by sending a personal message or letter. It may seem like a small thing, but it can really make a difference for those who have been starved of contact with loved ones:
Each week between now and Christmas, Eulette Ewart from Amnesty will be writing a short piece profiling a particular individual or group that the New Statesman particularly urges you to support. You can read the first instalment, about Russian punk rock protestors Pussy Riot, here . The whole series will be available here .
To find out more about the Write for Rights campaign and how you can get involved, click here .