How does Amnesty International get money?
Who finances Amnesty International’s work? The overwhelming majority of our income comes from individuals the world over. These personal and unaffiliated donations allow Amnesty International (AI) to maintain full independence from any and all governments, political ideologies, economic interests or religions.
How can I get involved in human rights?
Get involved in your local area and help support human rights across the world.
- Join (or start) a local group. Organizing or joining a campaigning group in your local community is a great way to meet like-minded people and take action on the issues you care about.
- Meet your politicians.
- Organize a stunt.
What is Amnesty International working on now?
Amnesty has grown from seeking the release of political prisoners to upholding the whole spectrum of human rights. Our work protects and empowers people – from abolishing the death penalty to protecting sexual and reproductive rights, and from combatting discrimination to defending refugees and migrants’ rights.
What is Amnesty International?
Vision for change: Amnesty International is a Nobel Peace Prize-winning global movement of more than 10 million people who campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all.
What is the history of Amnesty International’s Christmas card design?
In 1963, the Amnesty founder wrote to Diana to say that her design, a candle in barbed wire, had been chosen for Amnesty’s first ever Christmas card because of its simplicity and the effectiveness of its symbolism. The logo combines two recognisable images inspired by the Chinese proverb, “Better to light a candle than curse the darkness.”
Who is the current Secretary General of Amnesty International?
Agnès Callamard, Secretary General of Amnesty International, Paris, France, 6 April 2021. Agnès Callamard, directrice d’Amnesty International à Paris Amnesty International is comprised of national offices, international members and the International Secretariat.
Why is diversity important to Amnesty International?
Our diversity is what makes us stronger, more innovative and more creative. Our wealth of backgrounds, languages, cultures, abilities and ethnicities is the driving force behind our human rights work. Human rights must be our identity, not only our demand. Amnesty International must always live the values we advocate for others.