Outline of the organisation
Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people campaigning to protect human rights. It has a vision of a world in which every person enjoys all of the rights stated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.
When those human rights are violated, it:
- searches out the facts;
- exposes what is happening; and
- mobilises people to put pressure on governments and others to stop the violations.
Around the world it protects people and communities who come under attack, encourages governments and others to respect human rights and raises awareness of the international standards that protect us all.
Amnesty Australia has volunteer and activism roles available.