Who are we?
We are an Amnesty International local group based in Ipswich - we give our time freely and are from various backgrounds.
What do we do?
We fundraise, we campaign, we write to politicians all over the world, we speak at schools and public meetings, we send a delegate to AIUK AGM.
Why do we do it?
The power of a few ordinary people to hold the powerful to account is really surprising - make that a crowd and wrongs can be righted, the poor and weak protected. As a world, we said after 1945, 'never again'. That is the work we are continuing - one letter - one prisoner - at a time.
We bring torturers to justice.
Change oppressive laws.
And free people jailed just for voicing their opinion.
Amnesty International UK works to protect women, men and children wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied.
As a global movement of over 7 million people, Amnesty International is the world's largest grassroots human rights organisation.
We investigate and expose abuses, educate and mobilise the public, and help transform societies to create a safer, more just world. We received the Nobel Peace Prize for our life-saving work.