Five actions for the festive season

Posted by Sabina Frediani on 21 December 2011

2011 will go down in history as the year pro-democracy rebellions erupted across the Middle East. The hunger for basic rights and freedoms across the world should remind us all of the ever present need to protect and defend rights at home.

Your ongoing support will become increasingly crucial over the coming months as Liberty continues to combat misinformation and promote better understanding of the importance of human rights for everyone in the UK. So before we head off for the holidays, we are calling on all human rights defenders to take action! Just in case you want to do more than put your feet up over the festive season, here are a few ideas to inspire you…


Last minute Christmas cards

Why not send the Liberty festive e-card to friends and colleagues? It only takes a minute and costs nothing. Plus, you’ll be sharing an important message about protecting human rights at home as well as celebrating them abroad.


Bored of festive TV?

Switch it off and take our five, simple campaigning actions instead.

1. Promote our Common Values and get fully informed by downloading Liberty’s response to the Commission on a Bill of Rights discussion paper ‘Do we need a UK Bill of Rights?’ and if you are a teacher or parent, help us take Common Values into our classrooms by downloading Liberty’s Human Rights Resource Pack for Schools

2. Will justice be within your reach? Read more about Liberty’s Justice within Reach campaign and read more about how cuts to legal aid will restrict access to justice for thousands of ordinary people

3. Protest – do you know your rights? Download the Liberty/National Union of Students guide to peaceful protest

4. Join Liberty as a member today. Only together can we continue the battle to promote and protect your rights. Your support will help us to campaign, raise awareness, take key legal cases and give free advice to thousands of people every year. Standard membership starts from just £2.50 a month or £30 a year.

5. Catch up on key moments of the year by reading all our 2011 Liberty blog posts