You Voted: The Most Impactful Images of 2021

To look back on the year that was 2021 and celebrate the extraordinary impact we’ve had as a movement, we asked you to vote on the most memorable human rights moment captured on camera. Here’s what you said:

1. The Afghanistan crisis

Afghan people climb atop a plane as they wait at the Kabul airport in Kabul on August 16, 2021, after a stunningly swift end to Afghanistan’s 20-year war, as thousands of people mobbed the city’s airport trying to flee the group’s feared hardline brand of Islamist rule. (Photo by Wakil Kohsar / AFP) (Photo by WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images)

2. Myanmar military coup protest

Taken on April 3, 2021. The image shows protesters taking part in a candlelight demonstration against the military coup in Yangon’s Tamwe township. (Photo by STR / AFP) (Photo by STR/AFP via Getty Images)

3. Black Lives Matter protest in Melbourne, Australia

Black Lives Matter protest in Melbourne (Photo by Pablo Barnes, Amnesty International Australia)

4. Brittany Higgins in Canberra, Australia

Brittany Higgins before her speech outside Parliament House
Brittany Higgins is seen outside Parliament House on March 15, 2021 in Canberra, Australia. Thousands were seen at “March 4 Justice” rallies across Australia calling for action against gendered violence in Parliament. (Photo by Sam Mooy/Getty Images)

5. Rubber ducks used as a symbol against corruption in Thailand

Protesters holding up giant rubber ducks in Thailand
Protesters holding up giant rubber ducks in Thailand (Photo by Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

6. Peter Bol representing Australia at the Tokyo Olympics

Peter Bol of Team Australia reacts after competing in the Men’s 800 metres Semi-Final on day nine of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 01, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Thank you!

Whether it’s signing a petition, raising awareness, or funding life-saving human rights work with a financial gift – every action you take is helping create a world where human rights are enjoyed by all.

Here’s to another incredible year of standing strong for justice, freedom and equality.

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