Guidelines of assistance
PEN runs a number of trainings in numerous countries to help promote the cause of free speech. For a list, please visit the "International Programmes" section of the website.
PEN International promotes literature and freedom of expression and is governed by the PEN Charter and the principles it embodies: unhampered transmission of thought within each nation and between all nations. Our campaigns, events, and programs connect writers and readers, strengthen freedom of expression, defend linguistic rights, and promote quality education at the national, regional, and international level across the globe. In 2014, PEN International’s WiPC team documented over 900 cases of attacks, killings, arrests, and imprisonments of writers across the globe, running targeted international campaigns for persecuted writers and promoting the right to free expression.