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Amnesty International University of Toronto Mississauga (AI-UTM)

Purpose of Amnesty UTM:
a. To promote awareness amongst the students on campus for human rights violations across the world
b. To promote activism against human rights violations
c. To conduct meaningful discourse on politically volatile issues
d. To further the causes of Amnesty Canada on campus and further be in requirement to abide by Amnesty International’s guidelines and policies, including their purposes which are:
i. Research. Amnesty International sends around 130 research teams to visit roughly 70 countries every year. Our researchers listen to testimonies from people who have experienced and witnessed human rights violations, monitor legal proceedings, visit prisoners, and speak to civil society organizations, government officials, and others who are able to provide and verify information. We have on-going research and media monitoring of events unfolding around the world. And we receive information from human rights organizations, individuals, and others who are on the ground. We investigate to verify all the information we gather and receive.
ii. Expose the truth. Amnesty International shines a light on human rights by making its research findings public. We publish 1000s of reports, press releases, and public statements and produce videos and other materials. We hold press conferences, do media interviews, and share the information in our publications, through our digital channels, and through our supporter networks. We present our research findings directly to government officials, and regional and international bodies. We engage in public awareness and education work to make sure that no human rights violations are hidden in the darkness.
iii. Take Action. It is our supporters who make the biggest impact. They take all kinds of actions, from signing online and offline letters and petitions, holding public demonstrations, meeting with local MPs, getting local media attention to critical issues, and in so many other ways using their creativity, dedication and energy to keep the pressure on and get results.

Contact Information

Primary Contact
Siddhartha Sengupta
Secondary Contact
Amanda McKinley
Telephone
P: 647-983-2807
Group Email Address
Contact Us
Mailing Address
3359 Mississauga Rd
Mississauga
ON L5L 1C6

Group Profile

Organization Type
Recognized Student Group
Campus Association
Mississauga (UTM)
Areas of Interest
Community Service
Social Justice/Advocacy
Social
Renewal Date
September 30, 2018

Group Leaders

Amanda McKinley
Vice-President
Siddhartha Sengupta
President