Amnesty International is a premier global movement of people campaigning to protect human rights. Started by UK-based lawyer Peter Benenson in 1961, Amnesty International have worked tirelessly on a number of fronts to protect the interests of disposed, marginalised people, and defend ordinary folk from human rights abuses. Benenson’s initial vision of a world in which no one is imprisoned, tortured or executed because of religious, political or other views has grown to a movement of over four and a half million members.
Working hard across the world to promote human rights and defend against abuse, there’s been countless trials and successes since the organisation’s birth in 1961. Over the last fifty odd years, Amnesty International have pushed governments and corporations around the world towards greater accountability for human rights abuses. Dignity, justice, freedom, equality and a fair go are at the centre of Amnesty International’s ethos, truly independent of any government, business, religious or political group.
As the world’s largest human rights organisation, Amnesty International is on the frontlines protecting everyday people in the twenty first century. With the heightened stress of refugee movements, the development of conflict zones around the world, Plumber To The Rescue is proud to support Amnesty International in their work defending human rights.
It’s easy to get involved supporting Amnesty International and making a real global difference.