Amnesty International

Amnesty International is the world's largest grassroots human rights organization. 

With more than 3 million supporters, activists and volunteers in more than 150 countries, and complete independence from government, corporate or ideological interests, AI works to protect human rights worldwide. The global headquarters are based in London, and they have established organizations in 68 countries. Amnesty International USA is the largest country section of the organization with nearly 250,000 members who work for human rights independently, through national online networks, or with high school, college or community groups. The Northeast Regional Office of AIUSA is based at the NonProfit Center in Boston, Massachusetts.

Amnesty International has been around for over 51 years and has a long standing tradition of using the power of their grassroots membership to create positive change. Currently, AIUSA focuses on a variety of human rights issues both around the globe and at home. Their work right now includes death penalty abolition, closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay, stopping the use of torture, releasing prisoners of conscience, protecting women's rights, and immigrants' rights among many other issues. To learn more about Amnesty International USA and their work here in Boston, please check out the website at http://www.amnestyusa.org/