Students in Elgin are being encouraged to write letters of solidarity with men and women across the world whose human rights are being denied.
The campaign at Moray College UHI has been organised to tie in with Amnesty International’s annual Write for Rights drive.
This year students and residents in the local area are being invited to fight for the same freedoms that the suffragettes fought for 100 years ago.
Yesterday, staff at the college in Elgin revealed the horrors that many are experiencing across the globe to build support for the campaign.
People wrote messages to activists to stand side-by-side with them and let them know that they are not alone.
It is expected that the letters from the students will join voices from more than 200 other countries across the world.
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Letters from campaigners have helped to free people from imprisonment in previous years and have also been credited for helping them to retain hope their suffering will soon be at an end.
Yesterday, social sciences lecturer Katy O’Connor said that letters sent from Moray really could help to “right wrongs and change lives”.
She said: “It’s been 100 years since the suffragettes but women around the world are still rising against brutal persecution and discrimination.
“The situation for many is bleak – often harassed, intimidated, locked up or killed just for standing up for what they believe in.
“Messages of hope and solidarity really can help brave women who have been jailed or intimidated for defending their rights.
“We hope that many Moray residents will get involved in this simple yet powerful act of solidarity.”
The Write for Rights initiative was developed to echo the work of Amnesty International in 1961, when campaigners would write letters of support to victims of human rights abuses as well as expressing concerns to governments across the world.
The campaign runs at Moray College UHI until Wednesday.