The Amnesty International Wollongong group is holding a letter writing event at Bulli Beach Café on Saturday, December 7 to mark the 'world's largest human rights event'.
Amnesty Wollongong spokesperson Jane Cipants said Write for Rights was a powerful way for ordinary people to do something practical to create change.
"Amnesty International has more than 50 years of proven experience helping people at risk. We know letter writing works. Every year, thousands of people are saved from human rights abuses thanks to letters from people like those in the Illawarra," she said.
This year's Write for Rights will focus on cases such as the Grassy Narrows Youth in Ontario Canada, who are fighting for justice 50 years on from mercury poisoning of their river by a pulp mill.
The indigenous youth are asking their government to restore their environment and their health, and the international human rights community is joining them in solidarity
The Bulli event runs 9.30am to 11am. All welcome to attend.
"We are inviting everyone to come along, have a coffee, pick up a pen, and help support someone under attack for trying to protect their rights," Ms Cipants said.
"Amnesty International can shine a light on terrible things being done to ordinary people, if we all pitch in. It's what we would all want, if our human rights were being taken away."
More information on Write for Rights here.