Amnesty International

Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of human rights activists and financial supporters. They work together to prevent violations of people's fundamental civil and political human rights by governments and opposition groups. Amnesty International received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1977 and today is among the most highly respected human rights organizations in the world.

Amnesty International members come from all cultures and walks of life, and number more than 67,000 in Canada and well over one million people around the world. They believe that mass public pressure, expressed through effective forms of action, is critical to stopping human rights violations.

Amnesty International takes action to...

  • free all prisoners of conscience: people detained anywhere for their beliefs or because of their ethnic origin, sex, colour, language, national or social origin, economic status, birth, or other status, provided they have not used or advocated violence
  • ensure fair and prompt trials for political prisoners
  • abolish the death penalty, torture, and other cruel treatment of prisoners
  • end political killings and "disappearances"

Because human rights are indivisible and interdependent, Amnesty International also promotes public awareness and understanding of the full range of human rights as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international covenants, conventions, and treaties.

Amnesty VISA*

Amnesty International has partnered with Citizens Bank of Canada to help raise money for campaigns to protect fundamental human rights around the world. Every time you use your Amnesty International VISA card , Citizens Bank of Canada will donate 10¢ to Amnesty International.

Now 10¢ may not sound like much, but recognizing that most of us use a credit card at least 15 times each month, you can see that the cumulative sum from thousands of Amnesty International VISA cardholders and their individual transactions can add up very, very quickly. What's more, as soon as your application is approved, Citizens Bank will donate up to $20 to Amnesty International. And there's no annual fee.

Learn more about the details of a Citizens Bank/Amnesty International VISA card, or apply online now!

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*VISA Int./Citizens Bank, Licensed User.