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Amnesty International is the largest grassroots human rights organizations in the world, with more than 3 million members in 150 countries. Amnesty is a global movement of people fighting injustice and promoting human rights.

“Our vision is of a world in which every person – regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity – enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and other internationally recognized human rights standards. The UDHR states that the ‘the recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights’ of all people is ‘the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.’”


1. Research
Amnesty International keeps vigilant watch on the rights of people around the world and publishes hundreds of independent reports based on our rigorous research, free of corporate and government influence.

2. Action
Through our dynamic campaigns and long-term casework, Amnesty International members propel key human rights concerns and stories of individuals at risk into the glare of the international media and demand the attention of government officials, corporations, international institutions and policy makers.

3. Advocacy
We combine high-level legislative work, media outreach and grassroots mobilization to shape and promote legislation and policies to advance human rights, protect individuals and free prisoners of conscience.

Author J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter series), who once worked in Amnesty International’s research department, describes our work this way: “Ordinary people, whose personal well-being and security are assured, join together in huge numbers to save people they do not know, and will never meet. My small participation in that process was one of the most humbling and inspiring experiences of my life.”

Human Rights Issues



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