Amnesty International:The Struggle for Human Rights
Amnesty International (AI) is a worldwide movement of people acting on the convictions that governments must not deny individuals their basic human rights and that ordinary men and women can effectively pressure governments to live up to their commitments to human decency. The organization was awarded the 1977 Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to promote global observance of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights. AIs effectiveness depends on its impartial application of a single standard of human rights to every country in the world.
The Fourth R Submissions
The next issue of The Fourth R will focus on human rights organizations and important human rights education activi- ties going on in your schools and communities. To contribute to The Fourth R, please contact the Human Rights Center, University of Minnesota, 437 Law Center, 229-19th Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55455, U.S., tel 612-626-0041, fax 612-625-2011.
Amnesty International USA Human Rights Educators Network
Amnesty International USA Human Rights Educators Net- work members will receive Human Rights Education: The Fourth R biannually. Every member will also receive regionl newsletters. The Human Rights Educators Network membership is $10.00.
Information is also available about Amnesty Student Groups and Urgent Action (UA) Appeals. The following are some of the targeted Urgent Actions Appeals available to educators and students: (1) Appeals for Educators; (2) Appeals for Youth; (3) Childrens Edition UA Appeals; (4) Literacy Edition UA Appeals; (5) French Language UA Appeals; and (6) Spanish Language UA Appeals.
For more information contact AI USA Human Rights Educators Network, 53 West Jackson Blvd., Suite 1162, Chicago, IL 60604-3606, tel 312-427-2060, fax 312-427-2060.