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Amnesty International

Type: Non-Faith Based Organisation

Faith Group: None

Address:

Temple Court,
Cathedral Road
Cardiff
CF11 9HA

Website: http://amnesty.org.uk/content.asp?CategoryID=10458

Description:

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

During much of our history, our campaigning has focused on prisoners, but we have responded to the changing patterns of human rights violations in the world. Today the biggest threat to human rights in the world are mass violations in armed conflicts. People are now more likely to become victims of abuse because of who they are, rather than for what they think, say or do.

We have two main ways of working to achieve human rights for everyone:

1) Promoting general awareness of human rights

We carry out a wide range of educational activities about human rights, promoting the values contained in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international agreed human rights standards.

We encourage people to accept that all human rights must be protected We encourage governments to accept and enforce international standards of human rights We encourage governments, political organisations, businesses, other groups and individuals to support and respect human rights Opposing specific abuses of human rights

2) We undertake research and action focused on stopping abuses of the following rights:

Physical and mental integrity Freedom of conscience and expression Freedom from discrimination

Contact Name: Cathy Owens

Contact Tel: 02920 786 415

Email: wales@amnesty.org.uk

Languages used: Welsh , English

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