Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people campaigning to protect human rights. We have a vision of a world in which every person enjoys all of the rights stated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.
Amnesty International was founded in 1961 by London barrister Peter Benenson, after a group of students in Portugal were jailed for raising a toast to freedom.
Human rights are the basic freedoms and protections that people are entitled to simply because they are human beings.
Find out more about the campaigns and the issues that Amnesty International works on.
In response to requests for more information about who we are and what we do, we have provided the following answers to commonly asked questions.
Learn how the global democratic movement of Amnesty International works behind the scenes.
Our yearly report on the state of the world's human rights across 157 countries and territories, as well as a detailed review fo Australia's human rights record.
A break-down of Amnesty International Australia's detailed audited accounts, as well as our Director's report reviewing our operations during the past year.
We give out regular grants, to assist anyone interested in promoting and defending human rights, to fund innovative and creative projects.
We're always looking for dedicated people. We offer a competitive salary, great benefits and the opportunity to be part of a progressive organisation.
Use your skills and knowledge to promote human rights. Our volunteers and interns are involved with our campaigning, fundraising and promotions.
Amnesty International produces hundreds of reports, press releases, appeals for action and multimedia pieces each year.