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How to Avoid Email Scams Email scams — also known as “phishing scams” or “spoofed emails” — are on the rise. As a general rule you should only give out your personal financial information when visiting a secure website. You should never send personal information such as a credit card number or your social security …

How can I work with Amnesty International?

Employment opportunities/jobs at Amnesty International Voluntary opportunities Join– When you join Amnesty International, you become part of a worldwide movement. As an individual member, or as part of a local group or a specialist network, your individual voice will join with countless others to build pressure for change. Donate – A financial donation to Amnesty International is a vital …

How did Amnesty International start?

More than four decades ago, the story of two Portuguese students sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment for raising a toast to freedom horrified British lawyer Peter Benenson. He wrote to the British newspaper, The Observer, calling for an international campaign to bombard authorities around the world with protests about the “forgotten prisoners”. On 28 May 1961 …

How does Amnesty International make sure it has the facts right?

Before any formal statement or report is issued, its text is approved within the International Secretariat to ensure it is accurate, politically impartial and falls within Amnesty International’s mandate. Amnesty International is often dealing with allegations rather than undisputed facts. It makes this plain and usually calls for an investigation of the allegations. If Amnesty …

How does Amnesty International obtain information about ‘closed’ countries?

Where Amnesty International is denied access to a country, research teams may have to rely on sources of information outside the country, including news media reports, refugees and diplomatic representatives abroad.

Is Amnesty International effective?

We have a record of real achievement. We know this because the people we help tell us that our pressure has had an effect. Sometimes governments are persuaded to change their laws and practices. Sometimes our solidarity keeps hope alive. Hope is a precious weapon for prisoners battling to survive, relatives trying to obtain justice …

Who finances Amnesty International’s work?

Amnesty International is independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion. It does not support or oppose any government or political system, nor does it necessarily support the views of the victims whose rights it seeks to protect.   To ensure its independence, it does not seek or accept money from governments or …

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