Amnesty International Day

by Benjamin Ohene

May 28th marks Amnesty International Day.

Amnesty International is a non-governmental organization as well as a global movement that works to protect men, women and children around the world in cases where justice, dignity and truth are denied.

Amnesty International’s goal is to prevent abuses to human rights and fights for justice for those whose rights have been violated. In the past, they have stood behind unlawfully held political prisoners, refugees and migrants. Amnesty International also pushes for reproductive rights for those whose voices are overlooked. The organization continues to expand and enforce human rights protections in international law by lobbying governments and other powerful groups and publicizing their violations.

Amnesty International has offices in over 50 countries and operates in over 150 countries.

To learn more about Amnesty International, click on the link below.

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