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Free Word works internationally to bring together communities, organisations and individuals in the belief that words change lives.

“I have never encountered an organisation in the UK which connects the beauty of the truth and the beauty of the written and spoken word with such morality and humanity as Free Word.”

Bidisha, author and cultural commentator

If you believe that words change lives – that protecting and democratising words has never been so important – please donate today.

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