Amnesty International is a non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting human rights worldwide. It was founded in London in 1961 and has since become one of the largest and most respected human rights organizations in the world.
The organization’s mission is to conduct research and take action to prevent and end human rights abuses, including the abuse of civil liberties, torture, arbitrary detention, forced disappearances, discrimination, and the death penalty. They work to ensure that all people can exercise their human rights, regardless of their race, gender, religion, or political beliefs.
Amnesty International operates in more than 150 countries and territories, and is funded by contributions from individual supporters and organizations. They work closely with local activists, human rights defenders, and other organizations to promote human rights and bring about positive change.
The organization is known for its impartiality and independence, and its work is based on rigorous research and careful documentation of human rights abuses. They advocate for the release of prisoners of conscience and the protection of human rights defenders, and they work to hold governments and other actors accountable for their actions.
In addition to its research and advocacy work, Amnesty International also provides human rights education and training to help people understand and defend their rights. The organization has received numerous awards and honors for its work, including the Nobel Peace Prize.