What is Amnesty International?

amnesty logo“We are ordinary people from around the world standing up for humanity and human rights. Our purpose is to protect individuals wherever justice, fairness, freedom and truth are denied.”

Amnesty International is  human rights organisation with 2.8 million members in over 150 countries around the world. It works independently and impartially to promote respect for all the human rights set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Amnesty’s work involves promoting awareness of human rights abuses and opposing specific abuses of human rights through research and action

More details about Amnesty International and information about how to join can be found here

How do I get involved with Amnesty in Bristol?

bristol~AmnestyIf you would like to get involved with Amnesty International why not join our local group?

The Bristol Group of Amnesty International meets on the third Monday of each month at the YHA, Prince Street at 7.30 p.m.  Everyone is welcome. For more information visit the groups website or come to one our letter writing sessions.