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.

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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

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Our experts on the ground investigate human rights violations by governments and others around the world

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Campaigns and Advocacy

We encourage and influence governments, political organisations, business and individuals to support and respect human rights.

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Human Rights Education and Training

We support people to know and claim their rights through education and training

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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.

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Amnesty International Statistics

Our Global Movement

60 years

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

70 countries

including the UK


Amnesty International’s 2021 report on the state of the world’s human tights covered

154 Countries

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


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Taking Action for Human Rights

Over 2021 Write for Rights global campaign resulted in over

4.6 Million

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