We don’t support a specific political system or share the political opinions of the people we protect.All of our actions are based on well-researched facts and serve one purpose: to protect the human rights of those who can’t protect themselves.Financial support for the organization comes from individual members and groups as well as trusts, foundations, and companies that are committed to support the cause of human rights worldwide.
The Northeast Regional Office of AIUSA is based at the Non Profit Center in Boston, Massachusetts.
Amnesty International Goals Amnesty International does not accept government funding and remains independent of governmental, economic, or political interests. Members include people of various religious, political, and societal points of view who share the common goals mentioned above.
They range from ages 17-23 and hold a variety of roles within Amnesty from Student Group Coordinators, SACs, SRR trainers to a Global Youth Collective representative as well.
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Amnesty International is a human rights non-governmental organization founded in 1961 that draws attention to abuses of human rights and international law around the world.
Carr Center Faculty Director Mathias Risse said Shetty’s experience as the leader of Amnesty International is a “match made in heaven” for the center, whose mission is rooted in researching human rights globally.Violations of human rights include the following: torture of a person and/or his or her family members by mental or physical means, the “disappearance” of persons considered to be enemies of the state, the imposition by governments of the death penalty, the death of those held in custody or being detained, and the forcible return of persons to countries where they face torture or death.Amnesty International describes “disappeared persons” as persons who are taken into custody, kept hidden and unable to communicate with others, and whose whereabouts are denied by the government agents who arrested them. If they are not murdered, they can be held incommunicado for years while the government agents responsible routinely deny that they have custody of these prisoners or knowledge of their fates and often suggest that the prisoners have “disappeared” of their own volition.Amnesty International is: Amnesty International is the world’s largest grassroots human rights organization.With more than 3 million supporters, activists and volunteers in more than 150 countries, and complete independence from government, corporate or ideological interests, AI works to protect human rights worldwide."Amnesty International is one of the most visible and most important NGO's in the human rights field,” Risse said.“Human rights is what they do.” “We are a prominent center for human rights, so it just struck immediately as a match made in heaven, especially in light of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that will be in December,” he said.Amnesty International Amnesty International uncovers the facts about violations and breaches of human rights.The issues may concern individuals or conditions within a particular state, but the organization also pursues various themes, such as the death penalty. Amnesty’s members organize targeted action and campaigns to bring an end to violations. They believe that human rights abuses anywhere are the concern of people everywhere.“I look forward to joining the Carr Center and benefit from the rich intellectual resources of Harvard Kennedy School in our collective search for solutions.”—Staff writer Alexandra A. With the top applicants from every high school applying to the best schools in the country, it's important to have an edge in your college application.In our 2019 edition, check out ten of our newest Harvard application essays and profiles from students who made it in.