PEN International Writers-at-Risk Crisis Appeal

We need to find critical funds for humanitarian assistance and solidarity for writers at risk worldwide, in response to a steep rise in people seeking our support. Today, more than ever before, we urgently need additional donations to safeguard our mission, to help those who are persecuted, silenced, in prison, or in exile; and to defend freedom of expression, which across the world is under serious threat.

This year and last, we worked around the clock to provide emergency assistance to writers at risk and their dependents in our priority regions, bringing more than 100 people to safety in host countries. Our small team continues to work tirelessly on complex and urgent cases, in countries whose governments seek to silence dissent and kill free expression.

Fundraising enough money for our crucial work is getting harder. We cannot meet the growing demand without additional donations and pledges.

Please help - any way you can.

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'PEN International is a source of hope for me and everyone who aspires to freedom of opinion, thought, expression and writing.’ Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mokhtir, Mauritanian poet
  • Christopher Baker 
    • £50 
    • 7 mins
  • Anonymous 
    • £100 
    • 1 d
  • Dagny Gioulami 
    • £50 
    • 2 d
  • Diana Hill 
    • £50 
    • 3 d
  • Rudolf Bussmann 
    • £100 
    • 4 d
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