Annual Report 2013
The state of the world's human rights

Global activities

To celebrate Amnesty International’s 50th anniversary, activists worldwide joined together for two global moments. See their activities in the slide shows below.

Fifty years ago, one man’s outrage at the imprisonment of two students for raising a toast to freedom spawned a powerful network of solidarity. That network grew to unite millions in common action against injustice.

On 28 May 2011, in tribute to that defining moment in our history, Amnesty International activists worldwide raised a toast to freedom to celebrate 50 years of activism.

Our photo gallery captures hundreds of toasts worldwide – whether at tea parties or festivals, candlelit dinners or theatres, concerts or your own home.

To courage, solidarity and freedom.

Participation instructions
As you raise your glass to celebrate Amnesty’s 50th birthday share your photos with the world through our live Flickr photo feed. From your personal toast to globally organised events taking place you can be part of our tribute to the human rights that belong to everyone, and to the hope that one day everyone will be able to enjoy them fully.

Email your photos:
Send your photos direct to
Add the title of your photo in the subject field followed by 'tags: "Toast to freedom", Amnesty50'
Add the description of your photo in the body of the email.
Geotag your image.
Add your photos to our Global moments pool on Flickr:
If you are already a member of Flickr you can easily add photos you've uploaded to your own photostream to our Amnesty at 50 group pool. If you are not a member you can join for free at
When adding your photo to the Flickr pool give it a title and meaningful description and tag it with:
"Toast to freedom"
Your country
Geotag your image