Founded in 1961, Amnesty International is a global organization of about 2.8 million supporters.
There are thousands of members, activists and supporters in over 150 different countries and territories all over the world.
Mission and Values
All supporting members and activists of Amnesty International strive to put an end violations and grave abuses of human rights.
Our mission is to see every person enjoy all the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.
Children and Human Rights
This program within Amnesty International works to ensure that children all over the world are not exploited and forced into military service, do not endure any forms of violence at school or home, and are not executed, ever.
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Amnesty International is a member of the coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers and works to stop the recruitment of minors into military service.
We have worked with various countries to take immediate action against the prohibition of education and the inequality of education for children
We want to see very child enjoy and employ their right to education
Across the world, children are being denied their right to education because of various unscrupulous injustices:
They are forced to work
They are recruited into armed forces
Their family cannot afford to send them to school
Discrimination and racism undermines their chance to learn
They face violence as they attempt to pursue their education
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Because of these injustices, children cannot gain basic knowledge and life skills that could prove beneficial to them in the future.
Children everywhere should, at the very least, have access to free primary level schooling.
To guarantee the success of our projects, Amnesty International needs:
Human rights activists
Donations for campaigning, helping reintegrate child soldiers, funding projects, programs and schools
Amnesty has people work in several countries to help pass legislatures. In order to achieve this we have to contemplate problems, to consider all possible outcomes, to examine our research endlessly and
These laws ensure children everywhere have access to an education that will teach them to read and write well
Members and activists travel globally to stop the recruitment of minors into armed forces
Once there, we work with children and their families and encourage them to help their children
Families learn about the importance of education
Children receive support from their family that is imperative to their success in school
We provide support to families and encourage them to ensure their children can succeed by going to school and to gain substantive amount of knowledge
We help stop violence and discrimination that discourages children from learning
In countries like Bosnia and Croatia, Amnesty International has persuaded country leaders to stop discrimination in education and promote equality in education
Amnesty International has been able to promote Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child and helped get it ratified by 106 countries in the U.N.
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Because we strive to provide education for all children and eradicate racism and discrimination in schools, we are helping create critical thinkers who will value learning
To view one another as equal beings
To accept dissenting ideas,
To be open-minded
The knowledge kids gain will help them build better lives in the future
Appeal to the The Thinking Foundation
The Thinking Foundation values education. Amnesty International's goal is to stop the recruitment of children into armies and aims to give all kids the opportunity to attend school for free. We want to see these kids succeed and we have programs that help child soldiers settle back into civilian life.