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Amnesty International


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Amnesty International

  2. 2. About Amnesty International <ul><li>Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights for all. </li></ul><ul><li>Our mission is to conduct research and generate action to prevent and end grave abuses of human rights and to demand justice  for those whose rights have been violated. </li></ul>
  3. 3. How does Amnesty International carry out its work? <ul><li>send experts to talk with victims </li></ul><ul><li>observe trials </li></ul><ul><li>interview local officials </li></ul><ul><li>liaise with human rights activists </li></ul><ul><li>monitor global and local media </li></ul><ul><li>publish detailed reports </li></ul><ul><li>inform the news media </li></ul><ul><li>publicize our concerns in documents, leaflets, posters, advertisements, newsletters and websites </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>We help stop human rights abuses by mobilizing the public to put pressure on governments, armed political groups, companies and intergovernmental bodies via: </li></ul><ul><li>public demonstrations </li></ul><ul><li>vigils </li></ul><ul><li>letter-writing campaigns </li></ul><ul><li>human rights education </li></ul><ul><li>awareness-raising concerts </li></ul><ul><li>direct lobbying </li></ul><ul><li>targeted appeals </li></ul><ul><li>email petitions and other online actions </li></ul><ul><li>partnerships with local campaigning groups </li></ul><ul><li>community activities </li></ul>
  5. 5. How does Amnesty International get its information? <ul><ul><ul><li>prisoners and others suffering other human rights abuses and their representatives </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>survivors of abuse and their families </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>lawyers and journalists </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>refugees </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>diplomats </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>religious bodies and community workers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>humanitarian agencies and other human rights organizations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>human rights defenders </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. THE END By Jonathan & Scott