Amnesty International Usa, Inc.

Rating: 2.5 stars   14 reviews

Address:

5 Penn Plaza 16th Floor Suite New York NY 10001 USA

Mission:

Amnesty international usa, inc. Is the u. S. Section of amnesty international limited, a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights. The organization's mission is to act in concert with the international human rights movement, within the context of its work to promote all provisions in the universal declaration of human rights.

Programs:

Organizing, membership, and campaigns - centers its work on five dynamic human rights campaigns. The objectives of these five campaigns are: 1) to aid prisoners of conscience and other individuals at risk for their stance against injustice. 2) to end - and ensure accountability for - torture, illegal detention, and other human rights violations committed in the name of countering terrorism. 3) to end the human rights abuses that are a cause and a consequence of poverty. 4) to abolish the death penalty worldwide. 5) to respond as needed to urgent human rights crises around the world. As the foundation for efforts in these five areas, organizing, membership, and campaigns emphasizes the following goals: 1) to increase activism and awareness in the united states on human rights issues. 2) to engage members and activists in their grassroots efforts to educate and promote human rights. 3) to run public campaigns on key human rights issues in the united states and globally.

international - support research into human rights violations worldwide and the coordination of international efforts to stop them. The largest component of this program is the annual assessment paid to the international secretariat to fund its research and actions to prevent and end grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination. Also included are support for international membership and program development efforts and participation in international meetings furthering the goals of the movement.

the digital and strategic communications program area - the purpose of this program is to amplify the work of the organization by telling our story, developing relationships using that story and leveraging those relationships to create impact in the world. This is done through the press, online via social media, and by engaging membership and donors via direct appeals and actions. The communications unit works closely with the campaigns to identify key moments for public engagement. Methods include message development and distribution through press releases, press conferences, editorial board outreach, op-ed submissions, and targeted pitching for media; development of online assets such as our website and social networks and the creation of video, infographics and other shareable content for social media; and online growth via the cultivation of our member lists, revenue channels and donors.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Not only am I a long time member, I am very pleased with all the work AI has done over the years. I personally have experienced their willingness to step up and help those in need. An old friend of mine had a family member in need of political asylum. I started a letter writing campaign (in true AI fashion) and reached out to AI as well thinking they would at least point me in the right direction. They not only responded to my letter within one week....they also helped my friend obtain legal representation and he is now living free from persecution here in the US. This kind of assistance does often cost a pretty penny so I can understand AI's financial rating so an extent. Nonetheless, it says something about the work they do to receive 4 stars for transparency and accountability.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I am not only a professional in the field, but also a member leader and sustaining donor of Amnesty International USA. AI is a truly unique, democratic, grassroots organization that addressed grave human rights abuses heads on. I am proud to be active within AI and would encourage others to do the same.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My grassroots activism and work in organizational governance

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Spread field organizers more (geographically).

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Outstanding leader with the challenging mission to speak truth to all nations regarding their deficiencies in protecting fundamental human rights. Thoughtful energetic, dedicated staff and volunteers. Terrific outreach to youth with information and inspiration.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Observing volunteer efforts and youth outreach programs

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Continue to build the future generation of committed, informed and courageous young people willing to devote their energies to help those oppressed by governmental power.

 
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