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Our Campaigns

Each year, the MU Chapter of Amnesty International focuses on three main campaigns throughout the school year. For the 2009-2010 year the main campaign focuses will be on:

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

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Living free from violence is a human right. Yet millions of women and girls around the world encounter rape, domestic abuse, mutilation and other forms of gender-based violence. Too often no one is held accountable for these crimes. With your help, we can urge governments to hold perpetrators responsible and put an end to this cycle of violence against women.

Over the years MU Chapter of Amnesty has focused a lot on the campaign to end violence against women. This year we hope to bring more light to the topic across the University Community. Violence against women not only happens in other countries, but it happens in our local communities.

LGBT HUMAN RIGHTS

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Amnesty International believes that all people, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, should be able to enjoy the full range of human rights, without exception. However, every day, across the globe, sexual orientation or gender identity leads to abuse in the form of discrimination, violence, imprisonment, torture, or even execution.

The MU Chapter of Amnesty wishes to focus on the international scene of LGBT rights while at the same time educating people on our campus about the issues that LGBT people face everyday of their lives. Learn more about what the legal status is for LGBTs in individual countries across the globe.

IMMIGRATION DETENTION

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Immigration is growing and increasingly visible. Immigrants and their families carry all their human rights with them when they move. But undocumented immigrants often live in the shadows and at heightened risk of human rights violations. Amnesty International calls for immigrants to be treated with full respect for their human rights and human dignity.

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