Hundreds of political prisoners released in Burma © AFP

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Here's where the hard work, the research, the campaigning and the letter-writing pays off. Every year survivors of human rights abuses thank us for our work. They show that, together, we make a difference.

Caning is a form of cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment © AFP PHOTO / RIZA LAZUARDI

Indonesian woman at risk of being caned is safe for now

A woman in Aceh, Indonesia, who was gang-raped by eight men and at risk of being caned is safe for now.

Life can be very difficult for women's rights advocates in Afghanistan © Flickr / isafmedia

Australia invests in Afghan women’s organisations

The Australian Government announces it will invest directly into grassroots Afghan women's organisations.

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Good news: Victory for Indigenous community in Paraguay

Two-decade battle ends in victory for the Sawhoyamaxa Indigenous community after President signs law.

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2015 annual Amnesty International Australia Media Awards now open

Entries are now open to Amnesty International Australia’s 2015 Media Awards, recognising excellence in reporting on human rights issues in the Australian media.

Pardoned Nigerian torture victim ‘overwhelmed’ by campaign to spare his life

Moses Akatugba, a Nigerian torture victim wrongfully sentenced to death for a crime committed when he was 16 years old, has been pardoned following intensive campaigning from Amnesty International supporters across the world.

Joan Baez and Ai Weiwei receive 2015 Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award

Legendary folk singer Joan Baez and world-renowned artist Ai Weiwei have been awarded the 2015 Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award at an evening ceremony in Berlin which featured performances from artists around the world.

Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste freed

As Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste walks free from Egypt's Tora Prison, the continuing plight of his colleagues Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy must not be forgotten.

Good news: activist Dr Tun Aung released

Dr Tun Aung, a Muslim community leader and medical doctor imprisoned for trying to prevent communal violence, has been released from jail in Myanmar.

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