Hundreds of political prisoners released in Burma © AFP


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.

A protest sign reads 'we stand together' on an Indigenous flag background. © Amnesty International

Senate passes a motion calling for national justice targets

Justice targets are crucial to ending the high rates of Indigenous imprisonment in Australia.

Phyoe Phyoe Aung and her partner. © BayBay

Myanmar activist Phyoe Phyoe Aung has been released!

In a huge victory for human rights, an activist jailed for helping organise a student protest has been released.

A young Syrian refugee. © Flickr / Freedom House

Australia offers protection to 12,000 Syrian refugees

Important first step to address the biggest global refugee crisis since WW2.

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5 things you have helped us achieve in 2016 so far

It’s sometimes hard to keep a positive outlook and believe that you can help change things for the better, but progress is happening all around the world thanks to people like you who are taking a stand for human rights. We take a look back at the significant wins you have helped us achieve for human rights in the first half of 2016.

Damaging Northern Territory bail laws defeated!

Great news from the NT! Our supporters really stepped up to ensure that independent MPs did not support the government’s damaging plans to lock up more kids before they have even been to trial.

Nauru: New criminal law is welcome improvement on human rights

Amnesty International welcomes Nauru's new Crimes Act 2016, which makes the death penalty no longer applicable under law, decriminalises same-sex sexual activity, allows abortions carried out by medical professionals, and criminalises marital rape.

Woman tortured by police is released from prison after four years

A judge’s decision to acquit mother of two Yecenia Armenta Graciano and release her from prison on 7 June 2016 in northern Mexico brings an end to four long years of injustice.

Good news: Father Nguyen Van Ly released

Vietnamese human rights defender and Catholic priest, Father Nguyen Van Ly, has been released from prison – months ahead of his expected release date.

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