AIUSA campaigns to protect and defend human rights in the United States and around the world. Have a few minutes? Send a letter, sign a petition, or take action in an urgent case. These cases and campaigns help save lives and change the world.
No one should be locked up for seeking safety or because of their immigration status, yet Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) continues to unjustly detain tens of thousands of people fighting for their right to stay in the United States. U.S. leaders have expressed commitments to advance human rights and racial justice, but the overwhelming majority of people stuck in detention are Black and brown, both a reflection and reinforcement of systemic racism and racial inequity.
Take action now to demand President Biden free people, including all families, from ICE detention.
Violence prevention and intervention programs are a secret superpower in the battle against gun violence. They combine street outreach, powerful community call-ins, and hospital intervention providing survivors and families with counseling, support, and mediation. Study after study has proven the lifesaving value of these community-based programs: in some cities where leaders have had long-term backing for their work, gun homicides dropped by almost half.
Take action now to demand Congress pass the Break the Cycle Act to fund community gun violence prevention programs.
Urgent Actions ask our community of volunteers to flood the mailboxes, inboxes, phones and social media of authorities when someone is in imminent danger of human rights violations. Take action below, or learn more about the Urgent Action Network.
Mohammad Ghobadlou is at grave risk of execution in connection with Iran’s nationwide protests. He has received two death sentences after grossly unfair sham trials, marred by torture-tainted “confessions” and failure to order rigorous mental health assessments despite his mental disability. International law and standards prohibit using the death penalty against people with mental disabilities.
On 9 January, 18 people were killed during protests in the city of Juliaca, in the Puno region, in Peru. The country continues to experience protests and violence in different regions, following the announcement of then-president Castillo to dissolve Congress and his consequent arrest on 7 December. Both the National Police and the Armed Forces have used excessive force against protesters. At least 40 individuals have died since 7 December. Amnesty International urges President Boluarte to put an immediate end to all forms of unlawful force by the security forces.
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For nearly 60 years, Amnesty International has been a global leader for human rights. This grassroots movement is made up of everyday people — just like you — who take action wherever they are. Together, we are the world’s largest grassroots human rights organization. When you donate to Amnesty International, you become a member and force for human rights. You are coming together with millions of other supporters to amplify your impact. And, as a dues-paying member of AIUSA, you have the power to influence the direction of the organization by voting in the annual Board of Directors election and on resolutions at regional and national conferences.