Amnesty International India is celebrating its one year anniversary operating in that country. The team got off to a flying start in India and it been really amazing to see the kind of progress they have had mobilizing and working with ordinary people across the country.
Just to break out some statistics, nearly 65,009 people have signed a petition and added their voices to Amnesty’s call for the abolition of the death penalty and the campaign has received some high profile coverage in the media.
The flagship campaign of the India office is the campaign for justice in Sri Lanka. The campaign has so far seen as many as 2 million people express their outrage at the government of Sri Lanka for failing to investigate alleged war atrocities during the civil war which ended just four years ago.
Amnesty has also campaigned against abuse by law enforcement offcicals in the conflict prone region of Jammu and Kashmir. The education team has fanned out across the country and is working with lots of education establishments to bring the concept of human rights into the class room.
“My school is in a slum area. So there are many parents who are uneducated. They don’t know about human rights. If we give some knowledge about human rights, so it gives some meaning to them.” Mohsina, Al-Azhar School
It’s been quite a year as we are sure you will agree, so please join us at Donation4Charity in helping Amnesty International celebrate its first year in India as part of a global family