About Amnesty International
We are Amnesty International. For over 60 years we have campaigned for justice where ever it is denied.
We protect people, defending their right to freedom, to truth, and to dignity. We do this by investigating and exposing abuses where they happen, by galvanising our global movement to intervene where individuals are at risk and by educating future generations so that one day the dream of human rights for all becomes a reality.
We have received a Nobel Prize for our tireless work investigating, exposing, education and mobilising the public and helping to transform societies to create a safer, more just world.
As a global movement of over ten million people, Amnesty International is the world’s largest grassroots human rights organisation. Amnesty International UK is one of the largest national sections in our global movement, with 480,000 supporters, members, and activists. We provide funding for Amnesty International’s work around the world and campaign for positive human rights change globally and in the UK. We are independent of any political ideology, economic interest or religion. No government is beyond scrutiny.
With human rights under threat at home and around the world, the world needs Amnesty International and the millions of passionate human rights defenders who campaign with us, who donate, and who join us as staff, volunteers and members of our governance more than ever.
You can learn more about our campaigns and other human rights work here: https://www.amnesty.org.uk/issues
How Amnesty International Achieves Change
Our experts on the ground investigate human rights violations by governments and others around the world
Campaigns and Advocacy
We encourage and influence governments, political organisations, business and individuals to support and respect human rights.
Human Rights Education and Training
We support people to know and claim their rights through education and training
A powerful movement
The power of our global movements of 10m people is crucial to achieving positive change for human rights
Nazanin & Anoosheh released
We have been proud to campaign alongside the families of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Anoosheh Ashoori and welcomed their release and return to the UK in March 2022. We have supported and trained Syrian activists and NGOs building cases against officials responsible for crimes under international law, leading to convictions in Germany and ongoing investigations in other countries. In the UK, we played a leading role in securing changes to the law to allow access to abortion and equal marriage rights in Northern Ireland.
Amnesty International Statistics
Our Global Movement
of fighting for our human rights
over 10 Million
Supporters, members and activists worldwide in over 150 countries and territories, including almost 480.000 in the UK
Amnesty International has a local presence in more than
including the UK
Amnesty International’s 2021 report on the state of the world’s human tights covered
Human Rights Education and Training
people around the world are now using the online courses provided by Amnesty International’s Human Rights Academy
Amnesty Teachers delivered human rights education to 6670 students in the UK
20 young people
participated in Rise Up, Amnesty International UK’s activist training programme, supported in 2021 by the Co-operative Bank
Amnesty International UK’s school speakers programme reached
children and young people with messages about the importance of human rights
Taking Action for Human Rights
Over 2021 Write for Rights global campaign resulted in over
Actions taken in support of people and communities whose rights are being abused
Nearly 1 Million
of these actions were thanks to Amnesty International UK supporters, members and activists
110 Football Clubs
took part in Amnesty International UK’s Football Welcomes initiatives in 2021, helping create a more welcoming environment for refugees in the UK