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Securing Amnesty’s future in challenging times

In recent times Amnesty has experienced increased challenges to our regular giving income. The cost of fundraising has steadily increased over the past few years and more significantly in 2018.

As a result, Amnesty International Australia been looking at the best ways to withstand these challenges and ensure we can continue to defend human rights in Australia and around the world. Ultimately, this has led to us building a new operating model in consultation with our staff.

The new model will connect rights-holders, businesses, communities, sector colleagues and advocates together to push against the tide of human rights violations around the world, making Amnesty the place where Australians committed to human rights come to be part of a community working towards a better world, a community where they can amplify their power to make positive change.

As part of this process, we have unfortunately had to say goodbye to some talented employees and much-valued colleagues. The decision to make redundancies is never taken lightly and we looked at many options for securing Amnesty’s future while minimising the impact on our employees, including retention or redeployment wherever possible.

We are seeing rising hate, extremism and human rights abuses all over the world. Now more than ever we must stand strong against injustice. These changes will help us improve our ability to defend human rights and secure the future of Amnesty International Australia so we can continue to stand up against human rights abuses wherever they happen.