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Amnesty International

Date of Establishment: July 1961 in London, U.K.
Founder: Peter Benneson

Amnesty International was founded in 1961 to protect human rights internationally. Amnesty international also stands up for victims of oppressive regimes and other abuses. The official objective of the organisation: “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.”

Amnesty international is currently active throughout the world, with over 3 million members in 150 countries worldwide. The organisation is a worldwide watchdog regarding human rights/abuses. .

As Christian men and women it is very important that we support the work that Amnesty international is doing globally. Many of the organisations principles echo the message that we learnt from Jesus Christ. For example, Jesus told us that we must be defenders of the weak and the helpless. Similarly, Amnesty International stands up for individuals who cannot defend themselves or their families. By supporting this noble foundation we can make life better for the millions around the world suffering from oppression.

It is very easy for one to become a member of Amnesty International. All you have to do is go to their official website (there is one for many different languages) and select how much money you plan to donate (donations range from $21-$100; to be paid once a month). Once this section is done you fill out some personal information and then you are the newest member of Amnesty international!

Interesting Facts * In 2002, Amnesty International succeeded in having an "Optional Protocol" added to the Child Human Rights Act in the UN. This brought the legal military service age up to 18. This prevents the use of child soldiers worldwide. * Nelson Mandela served as the Amnesty…...

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