Monday, February 7, 2011

Day 38

Many of us have heard about Amnesty International. If you haven't here's some info: Founded in London in 1961, Amnesty International is a Nobel Prize-winning grassroots activist organization with over 2.8 million members worldwide. Amnesty International undertakes research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination, within the context of its work to promote all human rights.

I first heard about them in high school and remember writing letters to different nations urging them to put an end to some human rights violation. As a school, we sent out thousands of letters each year. It was a great way of giving back! This evening I chose to go back to it. Through their website ( I was able to send out emails to leaders across the world. There are many different issues that you can choose to address. For today, I did the entire page on Women's Rights.

So for those of  you looking to give back in a different way, check out Amnesty International. It takes just a few minutes to send out an email, and even less time on a pre-filled form!