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Amnesty International 

Image by Flickr User Richard Potts

Amnesty International is an activist organization with members from around the world, all standing up for humanity and human rights.  Their purpose is to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied.  They investigate and expose human rights abuses, educate and mobilize the public, and help to transform societies to create a safer, more just world.  Their vision is of a time in which every person - regardless of race, religion, gender, ethnicity, etc. - enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.