HOW YOUR SUPPORT HELPS
WHEN YOU ENTER THE AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL UK RAFFLE, HUMANITY WINS.
We are a movement of ordinary people from around the world standing up for humanity and human rights. And we’re a movement that produces extraordinary results. Prisoners of conscience are released. Death sentences are commuted. Torturers are brought to justice. Governments are persuaded to change their laws and practices. Our achievements have a huge impact on the lives of individual people. And your support makes us even stronger.
TEODORA RELEASED AFTER TEN YEARS
Teodora del Carmen Vásquez was released from an El Salvadoran prison in February 2018. Outrageously, she was imprisoned for suffering a stillbirth. But Amnesty International supporters campaigned tirelessly for her release.
After she was freed, she sent the following message: “The support I got from around the world planted a seed of hope in my heart. It created a little light, that will always keep burning.”
Teodora del Carmen Vásquez
FOOTBALL WELCOMES REFUGEES
Football is a shared passion for millions around the world. It has the power to overcome prejudice, forge friendships and bring people together. Amnesty International UK’s Football Welcomes initiative encourages football clubs to harness that power to welcome refugees and asylum seekers and promote inclusion.
This year more than 100 clubs got involved, including some big names from the premier league. From stadium tours and player visits to friendly tournaments, football clubs around the UK are putting on events to make refugees and asylum seekers feel welcome every weekend. This culminates in one big weekend in April when we bring clubs together to celebrate the contribution refugees make to the world’s most popular sport.
YOUR SUPPORT IS CRUCIAL
Although there is reason to celebrate, there is still much to be done. Teodora, Abdallahi, Moussa and many others have expressed their gratitude for the work our supporters have done to facilitate their releases. But there are still many more who are seeing their human rights violated and abused every single day.