Amnesty International's vision is of a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards. In pursuit of this vision, Amnesty's mission is to undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination, within the context of its work to promote all human rights.
Amnesty is independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion. It does not support or oppose any government or political system, nor does it support or oppose the views of the victims whose rights it seeks to protect. It is concerned solely with the impartial protection of human rights.
In order to maintain our impartiality, no funds are sought nor accepted from any governments; we rely almost exclusively on financial support from individual supporters.
About AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL CANADA - National Office
Amnesty International (AI) is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights.
There are over 7 million members, supporters and subscribers in over 150 countries and territories in every region of the world. Although members come from many different backgrounds and have widely different political and religious beliefs, all are united by a determination to work for a world where everyone enjoys human rights.
Amnesty has campaigned since 1961 to prevent human rights violations wherever they occur.
Amnesty has a network of more than 65,000 supporters, 100 local groups and 500 Youth & Student groups in Canada. Donate or get involved by phoning 1-800-AMNESTY (1-800-266-3789).