Amnesty International ( Ai )

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Amnesty International (AI) is a Non-Governmental Organization which has the stated mission to make ensure “a world in which every person – regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity – enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and other internationally recognized human rights standards (Our Mission, 2015).” In order to do this AI publishes research, takes actions that get the attention of governments and policy makers, and advocate for the advancement of human rights (Our Mission, 2015). It is on these three fronts that I have focused my research.

First and foremost, AI publishes information about human rights and human struggles throughout the world. On their website, they will publish articles containing the research they have conducted in order to bring attention to the struggles of a particular group. For example, recently they have published an article about the struggle of Syrian refugees that have fled into Turkey. In this article they note that Syrian refugees are facing a failure of an international response to the crisis they are facing in their home country. They go on to provide specific example with quantitative data about the 1.6 million refugees of whom only 220,000 are being accommodated in government-run refugee camps (Turkey: Struggling To Survive: Refugees From Syria In Turkey, 2014). With research and article like this, AI is able to bring major human rights…
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