This is how Amnesty works

Amnesty International is the world’s largest and most-respected human rights organisation. Information obtained by our fearless researchers allow us to campaign against abuses of human rights around the world.

In Australia and across the globe we bring torturers to justice, change oppressive laws and free people jailed for voicing their opinions. Amnesty’s vital work is funded by people just like you.

We’re independent of any political ideology, economic interest or religion. We are a diverse and democratic movement of people who demand dignity, freedom, justice and equality for all.

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Amnesty in Numbers
The number of supporters worldwide
Actions taken in Australia last year
Countries with Amnesty teams on the ground.

With your help, we can be first on the ground

We dig up the truth
We send experts on missions into countries where human rights abuses are occurring to investigate and produce accurate, reliable research.
We lobby governments
We lobby governments and other powerful groups, making sure they keep their promises and respect international law.
We expose what’s happening
Through our communications, reports and work with the world’s media, we expose human rights abuses and call the guilty to justice.
We mobilise our supporters
Through petitions, letters and protests, supporters worldwide demand action from the people and institutions who can make change happen.

Our Wins

Our movement changes lives. We celebrate the small wins, and the big moments because we know that every step our world takes away from injustice, is a step closer to a world in which human rights are enjoyed equally and by all.
We know we can make a difference – join us today and be part of the movement.

Our movement
Our movement
We’re an independent, global movement of people who campaign courageously for human rights.
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How we’re run
How we're run
Amnesty International is a worldwide organisation based on voluntary membership and is governed by a member-elected National Board.
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Our people
Our people
Amnesty International is a democratic movement, answerable to our own impassioned members.
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Our history
Our history
The story of Amnesty International began back In 1961 when two Portuguese students were jailed just for raising a toast to freedom.
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