For prisoners of conscience and others unjustly imprisoned, the opportunity to make new memories with loved ones is an indescribable gift. CREDITS: Music: "One Fine Day" by David Byrne & Brian Eno Photos: Amnesty International (Shin In-Young), Institute for Reporter Freedom and Safety (Sakit Zahidov), Carlos Ramos Mamahua/La Jornada (Gallardo), AFP/Getty Images (Aung San Suu Kyi)
Every year, around Human Rights Day on December 10, Amnesty International identifies cases where global activism can have a huge impact, right now. Activists sign up to organize and join events and actions - or write on their own - on behalf of the ten cases. Petitions, letters and notes of solidarity arrive at government offices, in prison cells and to families all over the world. We call it "Write for Rights."
On April 14 2014, over 200 schoolgirls were abducted from the Government Girls Secondary School in Northern Nigeria by the armed group Boko Haram. Learn more and join the effort to #BringBackOurGirls at http://www.amnestyusa.org/bringbackourgirls
Since Amnesty International was founded, more than 44,000 individuals have been freed from prison, protected from torture and secured from death threats. The Campaign for Individuals at Risk continues this campaign for human rights on behalf of individuals around the world.
Amnesty International's Demand Dignity Campaign works to end the human rights abuses that are a cause and a consequence of poverty. Poverty is not just a matter of lack of income it is a matter of lack of security, inclusion and participation. These are human rights violations.