Amnesty International Mongolia’s office was established in 1994. And currently AIM have been working to increase the current number of 17 official workings groups, and over 2000 members and activists countryside. ... more
Amnesty International’s vision of a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human right standards. In pursuit of this vision, Amnesty International’s mission is to undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights, within the context of its work to promote all human rights. ... more
ANSWER: Who finances Amnesty International's work? QUESTION: The overwhelming majority of our income comes from individuals the world over. These personal and unaffiliated donations allow AI to maintain full independence from any and all governments, political ideologies, economic interests or religions. ... more
Peter Benenson, the founder of Amnesty International
The Amnesty International story shows the power of one person to literally change the world. In 1961, British lawyer Peter Benenson read a newspaper story about two Portuguese students who were jailed for raising their glasses in a toast to freedom. Appalled by this injustice, he was spurred to action. He published an appeal in The Observer newspaper urging readers to write letters on behalf of "prisoners of conscience" around the world. His appeal sparked an international grassroots campaign to protect human rights - and Amnesty International was born.
Every day, all over the world, prisoners – men, women and even children – face execution. The death penalty is cruel, inhuman and degrading. We are opposed to its use, everywhere in the world, for whatever reason – it is never acceptable, ever. ...more
Protecting the public from acts of terrorism does not mean that human rights values must be undermined.
In 2001, the world watched in horror as the World Trade Centre in the U.S. was attacked and 2 726 people tragically lost their lives1. The reaction to these horrific events was one of fear, confusion and anger. ... more
Amnesty International believes that human rights education is fundamental for addressing the underlying causes of human rights violations, preventing human rights abuses, combating discrimination, promoting equality, and enhancing people’s participation in democratic ... more
Many of the weapons, munitions, and equipment used for serious violations of human rights, including arbitrary killings and serious injuries, are those deployed or designed for the use of force in internal security operations or in the course ... more
Amnesty International doesn’t just reveal the outrage of human rights abuse but inspires hope for a better world through public action and international solidarity.
We help stop human rights abuses by mobilizing our members and supporters to put pressure on governments, armed groups, companies and intergovernmental bodies.
There are many ways you can help us, including making a donation, joining Amnesty International and taking action.
Maher Arar, a Canadian citizen and father of two, was travelling home to Canada after visiting his wife’s family in Tunisia in 2002. While changing planes at New York City’s JFK airport, he was detained and held for 12 days by U.S. authorities. ... more
All kinds of people live in the waterfronts of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. At least 200,000, a quarter of the city. Architects, hair dressers, teachers, footballers, shop owners, civil servants, engineers, lawyers, schoolchildren, welders, policewomen, musicians, bank clerks, marine biologists, house painters, pastors, plumbers and politicians. ... more
STORIES TO INSPIRE
Geeta Bhattarai, 23, Nepal
Being part of the Youth Network has given me confidence ...
Enkhbayar Tsegmid, 52, Mongolia
Tsegmid has fought to defend human rights since his son was killed ... more
Kaisa Viitanen and Katja Tähjä
Kaisa and Katja have produced a book and exhibition about the ... more
Optional Protocol to the ICESCR – 2008
The Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights was adopted ... more
Breaking down barriers to maternal health care in Sierra Leone ... more
In a landmark victory for Indigenous rights and corporate accountability, the Indian government ... more
Starting a local group can be a fun and exciting way to put your human rights activism to practice. When you start a local group, you'll have the chance to get to know people in your community, work with local organizations to educate and take action on a human rights issue and a case your group feels passionate about. ... more
An innovative strategy to promote Amnesty International (AI) growth in people, diversity and activism focused on support to substantive Asia Pacific Youth human rights constituency building, activism and leadership development for Human Rights impact. ... more
Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General, gives a rundown of the repression that awaits Crimea’s residents.
Two decades of stuttering human rights reform in Ukraine was almost scuppered overnight when, on
As celebrations got underway for the third anniversary of Egypt’s uprising against the rule of Hosni Mubarak, elsewhere across the country security forces also sought to prevent anti-government gatherings, breaking-up