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Global Citizen

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Amina Ali

on 25 February 2014

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Transcript of Global Citizen

A British Lawyer

This Organization was started in
Peter Benenson
More than four decades ago, the story of two Portuguese students sentenced to seven years' imprisonment for raising a toast to freedom horrified him.
The Volunteers that support and run the program have a lot invested into trying to make a change and trying their best to help the civilians in wherever country they are working with in
They post regular blogs, articles, and stories to explain what is happening, why it's important to protect others human rights .
All their campaigning and research is fact based. But they also do these types of research :
send experts to talk with victims
observe trials
interview local officials
liaise with human rights activists
monitor global and local media
publish detailed reports
inform the news media
Have they made an

The people they help tell them that their pressure, through a multiple of outlets, have had an effect on their own lives and because of that pressure, governments are persuaded to change their laws and practices.
Peter Benenson
Was Born July 31,1921 in London, United Kingdom

Died : In Oxford, United Kingdom
February 25,2005

Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights to be respected,protected and to put stop to campaign to end grave abuses of human rights
References: https://www.amnesty.org/en/who-we-are/faq#how-ai-works
References: http://www.amnestyusa.org/about-us/amnesty-50-years/peter-benenson-remembered
The citizens of wherever country in which human rights are being abused and are in need and being helped by Amnesty International through a multitude of ways
How it Started
He than
e wrote to the British newspaper, The Observer, calling for an international campaign to bombard authorities around the world with protests about the "forgotten prisoners".

Than they
get the word out about the human rights abuses by mobilizing the public to put pressure on governments, armed political groups, companies and intergovernmental bodies by :
public demonstrations
email petitions and other online actions
community activities
co-operation with student groups
References: https://www.amnesty.org/en/who-we-are/faq#how-ai-works
Amnesty International has hand a record of real achievements since their creation in 1961.
By: Amina Ali
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