Texas Amnesty won the “Best Organizational Ethics” at this year’s Swing Out Awards ceremony, hosted by UT’s Leadership and Ethics Institute!
Published by Texas Amnesty International
Amnesty International is the world's largest human rights organization and we here at UT are passionate about spreading the ideals of equality and justice. Originally founded in London in 1961, Amnesty International focuses on drawing attention to human rights abuses worldwide and starts different campaigns to promote its ideals. Since its inception, Amnesty has become recognized all over the world as the leading human rights organization and has won a multitude of awards such as the Nobel Peace Prize and the UN Prize in the Field of Human Rights. Amnesty members exert pressure on governments, political bodies, companies and intergovernmental groups to promote justice. There are seven key ares in which Amnesty focuses on: Women's Rights Children's Rights Ending Torture Abolition of the death penalty Rights of Refugees Rights of Prisoners of Conscience Protection of Human dignity The UT chapter is dedicated to helping those whose voices are unable to be heard. Whether it be writing a letter of protest for a prisoner of conscience or handing out petitions, we want to spread awareness all around UT's campus and beyond. Anyone can make a difference. Whether is it big or small, it will lead to progress for the betterment of human rights. View all posts by Texas Amnesty International