We are so grateful to be part of your journey as an anti-racism ally. These resources present simple and practical advice for all of us, as we strive to better recognise and address racism.


What is an Ally?

Allyship is a commitment to a way of living, something we always have to strive for. A lifelong process of learning, listening and self-reflection.

And no one is going to be perfect at it.

As allies, we advocate within our community, challenging ignorance and mobilising more allies. As allies, we understand we are there in a support role. We turn up when needed and know when to step back — never taking the spotlight, respecting boundaries, and supporting the community to be empowered in their need to act alone.


Be an Amnesty Ally:

  • Read, watch, listen, follow and join us in taking action against injustice
  • Download our Allyship Guides and learn more about allyship through stories of lived experience and allyship, helpful conversation starters, recommended books, movies and podcasts, ways of taking action, and more
  • Commit to the journey of allyship and be part of a movement defending equality and demanding safety and a fair justice system for all

From all of us at Amnesty, thank you. Your support as an ally is changing lives.


Inclusive Language Guide

Why this guide?

Inclusive language ensures we don’t leave people out of our conversations or our work by acknowledging the diversity of people we work with and advocate for. This guide provides information about how to use inclusive language and ensure your events are accessible and inclusive for everyone.

Why is inclusive language important?

Inclusive language provides a more accurate view of people as it reflects our diversity and the intersecting characteristics that make us who we are. Inclusive and respectful language acknowledges peoples’ preferences to identify with a particular community or characteristic. 

What’s inside?

The guide includes examples and advice around inclusive language and events relating to:

  • Gender, sex and sexuality
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Cultural and linguistic diversity
  • Disability and accessibility
  • Delivering inclusive events


Anti-Racism Guide

Why this guide?

This guide presents simple and practical advice to help us on our journey, as we strive to recognise and address racism. Our aim for this guide is to provide support as you seek to challenge racism, defend equality and celebrate diversity.

Why is anti-racism important?

No one should ever be held back, targeted or disadvantaged in any way because of the colour of their skin or where they came from.

Although great progress has been made and many forms of racism are now unlawful and no longer tolerated, there’s still much to be done. In Australia today there are people who are disadvantaged because of ongoing racism, we must act now to make racism a thing of the past.

What’s inside?

Inside this guide you will find stories, advice and tips written by people with lived experience of racism to support you on your journey as an anti-racism ally, including:

  • What is an ally?
  • Why is action important
  • 6 steps to being a good ally

Raise an Anti-Racism Ally

Why this guide?

Kids of all ages notice and think about race. Sometimes we worry that talking about race might actually encourage racial bias. In reality, the opposite is true. Like you, we care deeply about justice and equality, and imparting the same values in our children. This guide offers simple and practical advice as well as interactive activities, talking points and helpful check-ins to help you talk to the kids in your life about racism.

Why is anti-racism for young allies important?

Despite our best efforts, kids start absorbing racist messages from a young age — from television, at the playground, or even from other adults around them. That’s why it’s so important to have open and honest conversations about racism. It would benefit everyone to see power imbalances gone.

Together, we can build a truly just and inclusive society, valuing equality for all.

What’s inside?

Inside this guide is a collection of activities, talking points, check-ins and exercises to get the conversation started about:

  • Recognising racism
  • Racism in the digital world
  • Racism in Australia and the wider world
  • What to do if you encounter racism
  • Celebrating diversity
  • Keeping the conversation going


Amnesty has a number of resources to help you on your journey to being an anti-racism ally.
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Learn more about our resources for young anti-racism allies and check out our resources for parents, caregivers, families and friends.
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