Egyptian Women rally to support Muslims and Christians national unity at Tahrir Square © AP Photo / Maya Alleruzzo


Amnesty international responds immediately to human rights crises as they occur and works tirelessly to prevent situations reaching crisis point. Here in Australia our focus is on human rights in Asia Pacific - monitoring potential crisis situations and ensuring that our staff, supporters and the wider community are informed, engaged and ready to act.

Anti-Balaka Christian militiamen walk through a forest clearing outside CAR's capital Bangui, December 2013 © AP Photo / Jerome Delay

Central African Republic: the two-minute version

As the bloodshed in the Central African Republic continues, we shed light on what is happening and why.

Final months of the Sri Lankan civil war © Private

Sri Lanka’s climate of fear and how it can change

Still haunted by human rights abuses, we look what needs to happen in Sri Lanka to end its climate of intimidation.

Sunset over Cairo from Al Azhar Garden © Flickr / Loic Lagarde

Egypt: the two-minute version

Our very own Crisis Response Campaign Coordinator, Michael Hayworth, sheds light on what is happening and why, and what needs to happen in Egypt.

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