About

About us: We meet twice a month to discuss a variety of topics, organize events and campaigns to promote human rights. Our focus is on international human rights issues.

About Amnesty: Amnesty International (AI) is that critical voice – independent from government, corporate or national interests – that works to protect human rights worldwide. Founded in 1961, AI now has more than 1.8 million members from over 150 countries around the world. Amnesty International has campaigned successfully for the International Criminal Court, a UN Treaty against Torture and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Prisoners of conscience have been released. Death sentences have been commuted. Torturers have been brought to justice. Governments have been persuaded to change their laws and practices.

From inspiring stories of progress at local and national levels, Amnesty International is driving change on the global stage, making an impact on policy, practice and international decision-making.

Any questions? Just ask us!

YOU have a voice! YOU can make a difference!

Anyone is welcome! Please feel free to come along!

Read more:

Amnesty International Taiwan Web Site (Chinese and English)
http://www.aitaiwan.org.tw

Amnesty International
http://www.amnesty.org

contact us:

address: 10656 台北市新生南路一段165巷14號3樓
Taipei, Taiwan
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2 responses to “About

  1. I am elated to discover this group! I am considering moving to Taiwan from the US in Aug. 2009 but was concerned about finding positive social groups and organizations to help ease the culture shock. Knowing there is is an AI group in Taipei is very encouraging! If my move is successful, you will most certainly see me at the meetings!

    Peace,
    Tanya

  2. Good Afternoon,

    I hope you have received an email regarding this campaign before but just in case you didn’t, I’m sending you some information regarding Ebrima’s Campaign that we think you could be extremely helpful…
    Amnesty International UK is running a campaign for the journalist Ebrima Manneh who was arrested in July 2006 in the Gambia. It is believed he was arrested for attempting to re-print a BBC article that was critical of the government.

    Among other activities, Amnesty International UK is asking people from all over the world to take a photo of yourself holding the message ‘Where is Ebrima?’ which we will turn into a photo album to present to the Gambian authorities. We would much appreciate if you could help us in this campaign taking a picture in a special landmark of the Taiwan…
    (You can find other pictures in our online photo album:http://www.flickr.com/groups/1070172@N21/)

    Here you have the case sheet:

    and the web pages with extra information:
    http://www.amnesty.org.uk/manneh
    http://www.amnesty.org.uk/content.asp?CategoryID=11417
    It would also be great if you could spread the word about this campaign.

    No pressure at all – We know everyone has a million things to do! and there is never enough time for everything……

    Many thanks for your help.

    Cheers
    Manuela Rubio

    Amnesty International UK Section
    The Human Rights Action Centre

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