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Amnesty International


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Amnesty International

  1. 1. <ul>By Stephanie Vargas </ul>
  2. 2. <ul>Overview </ul><ul><li>Founded in 1961, Amnesty International is a global organization of about 2.8 million supporters.
  3. 3. There are thousands of members, activists and supporters in over 150 different countries and territories all over the world. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul>Mission and Values </ul><ul><li>All supporting members and activists of Amnesty International strive to put an end violations and grave abuses of human rights.
  5. 5. 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. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul>Children and Human Rights </ul><ul>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. </ul>
  7. 7. <ul>Children and Human Rights, Ct’d </ul><ul><li>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.
  8. 8. We have worked with various countries to take immediate action against the prohibition of education and the inequality of education for children
  9. 9. We want to see very child enjoy and employ their right to education </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul>Community Need </ul><ul><li>Across the world, children are being denied their right to education because of various unscrupulous injustices: </li></ul><ul><li>They are forced to work
  11. 11. They are recruited into armed forces
  12. 12. Their family cannot afford to send them to school
  13. 13. Discrimination and racism undermines their chance to learn
  14. 14. They face violence as they attempt to pursue their education </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul>Community Need, Ct'd </ul><ul><li>Because of these injustices, children cannot gain basic knowledge and life skills that could prove beneficial to them in the future. </li><ul><li>Children everywhere should, at the very least, have access to free primary level schooling. </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. <ul>Inputs </ul><ul><li>To guarantee the success of our projects, Amnesty International needs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Human rights activists
  17. 17. Volunteers
  18. 18. Donations for campaigning, helping reintegrate child soldiers, funding projects, programs and schools </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. <ul>Process </ul><ul><li>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
  20. 20. These laws ensure children everywhere have access to an education that will teach them to read and write well
  21. 21. Members and activists travel globally to stop the recruitment of minors into armed forces </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul>Process, Ct'd </ul><ul><li>Once there, we work with children and their families and encourage them to help their children </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Families learn about the importance of education
  23. 23. Children receive support from their family that is imperative to their success in school </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. <ul>Outputs </ul><ul><li>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
  25. 25. We help stop violence and discrimination that discourages children from learning </li></ul>
  26. 26. <ul>Outcomes </ul><ul><li>In countries like Bosnia and Croatia, Amnesty International has persuaded country leaders to stop discrimination in education and promote equality in education
  27. 27. 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. </li></ul>
  28. 28. <ul>Link to CT, CR and CA </ul><ul><li>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
  29. 29. Kids learn: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To view one another as equal beings
  30. 30. To accept dissenting ideas,
  31. 31. To be open-minded </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The knowledge kids gain will help them build better lives in the future </li></ul>
  32. 32. <ul>Appeal to the The Thinking Foundation </ul><ul>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. </ul>