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Our Work

We campaign on a wide range of issues to protect and defend human rights. Our vision is of a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international standards.

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Women in Afghanistan

As most security forces make plans to withdraw from Afghanistan, we must stand alongside Afghan women fighting for their rights.

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Refugees’ Human Rights

Millions of people around the world flee persecution and conflict in their homelands to seek asylum in other countries and rebuild their lives.

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Take action now online

Take action for our campaigns now - it only takes a minute, and could make the difference to those who really need it.

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Weapons and human rights

The global sale and transfer of weapons is unregulated and lacks accountability. We campaign to stop flows of arms that fuel abuses.

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Countries in crisis

Around the world we respond to human rights crises as they occur and work tirelessly to prevent situations reaching crisis point.

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Indigenous Peoples’ Rights

Committed to ensuring the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples’ is implemented locally and nationally through legislation, policies and programs.

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Individuals at Risk

It is the work of defending individuals at risk, those who endure first-hand the failure of governments and authorities to respect their human rights, that is at the heart of Amnesty's work.

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Demand Dignity

Poverty is a violation of human rights. Every person, everywhere in the world, has a basic right to adequate standards of living.

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End the Death Penalty

Every day, all over the world, prisoners – men, women and children – face execution. We are opposed to its use, everywhere in the world, for whatever reason.

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Stop Violence Against Women

Violence against women is one of the most widespread human rights abuses in the world.

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Torture and Terror

Thousands of people have been locked up in secret detention centres, tortured or have disappeared in the "war against terrorism".

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Human Rights Education

Our human rights education program is aimed at promoting a greater focus on human rights in schools.