Amnesty International Wristlet
Help our group grow by purchasing one today!! Get your exclusive KC Malhan Amnesty International wristlet. The designer, Devinder Singh who is a member of the Orlando group, will generously donate all the proceeds to our local chapter. The sale price of $25 includes shipping throughout the US. For international shipping rates, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any money earned by the sale of this product stay with the local group to further the human rights work we do in the local community.
Welcome to Amnesty International - Orlando Chapter 519
We are #OrlandoStrong
Call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center
Call 1-888-373-7888 or text BeFree (233733)
Our local group is made up of passionate volunteers from all walks of life and of all ages. Everyone is welcome!
Meetings are held at 6 PM the first Monday of each month, except September (the 2nd Monday) at the Marks Street Senior Center (Pine Room), 99 East Marks Street Orlando Florida (NW corner of Marks Street & Magnolia Avenue).
Interested in supporting human rights on a local level but not sure where to start? Here’s how….
1. Join! Join Amnesty International Chapter 519 at our monthly meetings.
2. Participate in upcoming events. Check out our "Events" section to find out what we're up to and where we'll be.
3. Donate! Send monetary donations or even stamps to…
Amnesty International #519
PO Box 533855
Orlando, FL 32853
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"It's better to light a candle than to curse the darkness."
– Peter Benenson, Amnesty International Founder
In 1961, a British lawyer by the name Peter Benenson launched a worldwide campaign, ‘Appeal for Amnesty’
with the publication of a prominent article, ‘The Forgotten Prisoners’, in The Observer newspaper. The reason for this action was because of the imprisonment of two Portuguese students who were sentenced
to 7 years in prison for publicly raising their wine glasses in a toast to freedom.
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
The work that Amnesty International does is based off the articles outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Adopted by UN General Assembly Resolution 217A (III) of 10 December 1948. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the UDHR is the “most translated document” in the world.
To learn more, visit the United Nation's website.
Amnesty International's Urgent Action Network provides an effective and rapid response to urgent situations involving prisoners of conscience, detainees, and other individuals whose human rights are being imminently threatened. Members of the Urgent Action Network compose and send letters, e-mails, and faxes to government officials who have the power to stop the human rights violations.
Amnesty International USA receives Urgent Action cases daily from Amnesty International's London headquarters. These Urgent Actions are
immediately processed and sent to the more than 12,000 individuals, Amnesty International USA chapters, schools, religious groups, and professional and special interests groups which make up the Urgent Action Network in the United States. Once the Urgent Action communications are generated and received, relevant authorities quickly realize that their actions are witnessed by an
international audience deeply concerned about the case's outcome.
Join the Urgent Action Network today!
The Prisoner of Conscience
This is a person who has been imprisoned because of their race, religion, color, language, sexual orientation, belief, or lifestyle so long as
they have not used or advocated violence. It also refers to those who have been imprisoned and/or persecuted for the non-violent expression of their conscientiously-held beliefs.
Jeannine Walsh is the groups Urgent Action coordinator. Throughout the year, she distributes emails from the Urgent Action network to members of the local group.
With Jeannine's help, the Orlando Chapter manages to write a few hundred letters every year on behalf of prisoner of conscience around the world.
Who We Are
Amnesty International campaigns for internationally recognized human rights for all. Ever since 1961, we’ve worked around the globe to stop the abuse of human rights.
Our supporters are outraged by human rights abuses but inspired by hope for a better world - so we work to improve human rights through campaigning and international solidarity. We now have more than 3 million members, supporters and subscribers in over 150 countries and territories, in every region of the world.
What We Do
We promote and educate about the full range of human rights while encouraging governments, intergovernmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, businesses and financial institutional and other non-state actors, along with individuals, to support and respect human rights for all.
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 International'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 International 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.