AmsterdamforAmnesty organises this Write for Right Event in Pakhuis de Zwijger. One of the ten cases Amnesty International is writing for worldwide is Sphere, and their founders, Anna and Vira. Let’s help them get protection so they can support the LGBTI-community in Ukraine.
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Write for Rights

Write for Rights is the world’s biggest human rights event, where millions of people around the world come together to protect the rights of others. From 2,326 letters in 2001 to 4.5 million letters, tweets and petition signatures today, Write for Rights supporters have used the power of their voice to help others. Together, they’ve helped transform the lives of more than 100 people, freeing them from torture, harassment, or unjust imprisonment.


Sphere is a NGO in Ukraine and have been championing LGBTI and women’s rights since 2006, and are among the oldest organizations of their kind in the country. Founded by activists Anna Sharyhina and Vira Chernygina, they provide a safe space for women and LGBTI people in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city. In recent years, however, they have suffered dozens of attacks by violent anti-LGBTI groups. Anna and Vira report these incidents, but the police have failed to hold anyone accountable.

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