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.
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:
We have a number of safeguards in place to protect our autonomy. For example, we are
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.
The Edmonton group has been active for over 40 years and has a dedicated core group of members.
Our activities include the following:
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 email@example.com 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 .
You can donate to our local group through Canada Helps or Benevity. Just select one of the buttons below to get started.
You can also make one-time donations or set up recurring donations to Amnesty International Canada through their website.
Thank you for your support!
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