We are an international movement of ordinary people working together to uphold human rights—with extraordinary results.

About Us

Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of over two million people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights for all. Our supporters are outraged by human rights abuses but are inspired by hope for a better world.

The actions of Amnesty members are a beacon of hope for many people who are imprisoned because of their beliefs, tortured, on death row, seeking refuge from harm, or suffering the loss of "disappeared" loved ones.

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We help stop human rights abuses by mobilizing the public to put pressure on governments, armed political groups, companies and intergovernmental bodies through the following actions:

  • Letter-writing campaigns, including urgent actions for those in imminent danger
  • Human rights education
  • Direct lobbying and targeted appeals
  • Email petitions and other online actions
  • Partnerships with local campaigning groups
  • Community activities
  • Co-operation with student groups

We have a number of safeguards in place to protect our autonomy. For example, we are

  • Independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion;
  • Democratic and self-governing;
  • Financially self-sufficient, thanks to the generous support of donations provided by individual members and supporters.

We do not support or oppose any government or political system and neither do we necessarily support or oppose the views of the victims/survivors or human rights defenders whose rights we seek to protect.

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The Edmonton group has been active for over 40 years and has a dedicated core group of members.

Our activities include the following:

Get Connected

The Edmonton Chapter of Amnesty International typically meets on the first Monday of each month at 7 PM, except for July and August.

These meetings have been virtual since the start of the pandemic, but we hope to resume meeting in person when it is safe to do so.

Members of the public are welcome. Please email us at amnesty1@edmontonamnesty.org if you would like to attend or are looking for more information.

We also have a newsletter that goes out about once a month. You can sign up to receive this newsletter by completing the form below.


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Kim Doyle Thorsen (she/her/they/them) is our Amnesty International Canada fieldworker. If you are interested in starting up your own local Amnesty International group or having someone speak about human rights at an event, Kim is a great resource and can be reached at amnesty1@edmontonamnesty.org.