Amnesty International USA’s National Priorities/Core Campaigns are:
Amnesty International’s Demand Dignity Campaign works to end the human rights abuses that are a cause and a consequence of poverty. Poverty is not just a matter of lack of income – it is a matter of lack of security, inclusion and participation. These are human rights violations.
For more than 45 years, Amnesty International has come to the aid of prisoners of conscience and other individuals at risk of serious human rights violations. Thanks to the actions of Amnesty supporters, countless individuals have been freed from prison, saved from torture and protected from death threats.
The “war on terror” does not justify violations of international human rights law. The Counter Terror with Justice campaign works to stop torture; close Guantánamo; end illegal U.S. detentions; stop extraordinary rendition; restore fair trials and habeas corpus; and hold accountable all those who authorized and implemented these human rights abuses.
The death penalty is the ultimate, irreversible denial of human rights. By working toward the abolition of the death penalty worldwide, our Death Penalty Abolition campaign looks to end the cycle of violence created by a system riddled with economic and racial bias and tainted by human error.
Past Core Campaigns that AIUSA Group 4 is still doing work on include:
A campaign to stop violence against women. The Stop Violence Against Women campaign vows to break the silence around violence against women, and to create a world where women and girls are afforded their basic human rights.
Immigration is growing and increasingly visible. Immigrants and their families carry all their human rights with them when they move. But undocumented immigrants often live in the shadows and are at heightened risk of human rights violations. Amnesty International calls for immigration reform to ensure immigrants are treated with full respect for their human rights and human dignity.