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Causes: International, International Human Rights

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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