We campaign for a world where everyone enjoys human rights

Amnesty International is a human rights organization and global movement of more than 10 million people in over 170 countries and territories who campaign for human rights.

We are independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion and are funded by individuals like you. We believe acting in solidarity and compassion with people everywhere can change our world for the better.


Who We Are

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Since 1961,
we’ve been helping
people claim their rights
across the world.

What We Do

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From the death penalty
to free speech,
we protect people’s
human rights.

What You Can Do

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Write a letter,
volunteer, and
speak out
against injustice worldwide.

Donate & Change Lives

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We accept no funding from
governments and rely solely upon the generosity of
people like you.


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Members of Amnesty International in Canada campaign on human rights in the Americas and in a number of other countries where the actions of the Canadian government and of Canadians can have the greatest impact.

For full details on Amnesty International’s human rights advocacy and research work in countries and regions around the world, please visit our global website.

How We Make Change Happen

Human rights change starts with the facts. Our experts do accurate, cross-checked research into human rights violations by governments and others worldwide.
Advocacy and Lobbying
We use our analysis to influence and press governments, companies and decision-makers to do the right thing.
Campaigns and Action
Through petitions, letters and protests, campaigners worldwide press for action from the people and institutions who can make change happen.