About Amnesty Group #105
What does the local St. Louis group do?
Our local group works to educate our community about human rights abuses and to take action on behalf of specific individuals who are suffering human rights abuses. We plan and host panels, speakers, educational events, write-a-thons, and other human-rights-based activities. We also collect signatures on various human rights issues and table at St. Louis concerts, fairs, parades, and events throughout the year.
We meet every second Wednesday of the month from 7-8:30 p.m. where we learn about human rights defenders and human rights abuses around the world and plan and organize actions and events. We also meet every fourth Tuesday of the month from 7-8:30 p.m. where we write letters on behalf of individuals around the world. We invite you to join us and become an active member in the fight for Human Rights!
Our vision is of 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. The UDHR states that the “the recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights” of all people is “the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.”
How We Work
Amnesty International unites people from all over the world to fight for human rights using our signature tactics:
Amnesty International keeps vigilant watch on the rights of people around the world and publishes hundreds of independent reports based on our rigorous research, free of corporate and government influence.
Through our dynamic campaigns and long-term casework, Amnesty International members propel key human rights concerns and stories of individuals at risk into the glare of the international media and demand the attention of government officials, corporations, international institutions and policy makers.
We combine high-level legislative work, media outreach and grassroots mobilization to shape and promote legislation and policies to advance human rights, protect individuals and free prisoners of conscience.