Amnesty International Day is an annual celebration and is held on May 28th of every year. Human rights are the one most debated topic throughout centuries. They have been classified into different types from right to speak, right to marriage, right to culture and so on. Several organizations from around the world are established to focus on protecting all such human rights, and Amnesty International is one among them. The organization is trying to make the world a better place to live in. Amnesty International Day is created in with an aim to remind people about the value of human rights. The Day also promotes human rights and raise awareness of the abuses and its effects.
“I stand for simple justice, equal opportunity and human rights. The indispensable elements in a democratic society – and well worth fighting for.” – Helen Suzman
History of Amnesty International Day
The Amnesty International Day has been in celebration since the year 1962. Amnesty International otherwise known as Amnesty or AI was first established in July 1961 in London. The London-based non-governmental organization is one of the most well-known human rights organization in the world that focuses on human rights. Peter Benenson who was an English labour lawyer has come up with the idea of establishing Amnesty International on following the publication of the article named “The Forgotten Prisoners” in The Observer on 28 May 1961. The stated objective of the Amnesty International organization is “to conduct research and thereby generate action as to prevent and end abuses of the human rights, and to demand the justice for those whose rights have been violated. The organization claims to have more than 7 million members and supporters worldwide. Amnesty International works on many human rights issues like ending the death penalty, ensuring free trials and for the release of the political prisoners and prisoners of the conscience. The Amnesty International organization works to accomplish these goals by providing awareness and recognition of the human rights issues.
Other Celebrations on May 28
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How to Celebrate Amnesty International Day
Celebrating the Amnesty International Day is quite simple. Get to know more about all the different rights you have got. Raise awareness about the importance of human rights and its need among people. Make them understand the struggles faced by people who were dominated without any rights. Research to find the works of Amnesty International for the benefit of people and the ways it has made them attain it through different means. It is a Day in which you can attend a meeting, raise funds, or sign a petition in the hope of a prisoner of conscience. Share your thoughts about human rights and your celebration photos on social media using the hashtag #AmnestyInternationalDay.