Demand Dignity


Everyone, everywhere has the right to live with dignity. That means that no-one should be denied their rights to adequate housing, food, water and sanitation, and to education and health care.

Around the world, people’s economic, social and cultural rights are violated on a daily basis, especially people living in poverty. Through the Demand Dignity campaign, Amnesty International is increasingly documenting how human rights violations drive and deepen poverty. People living in poverty have the least access to power to shape the policies of poverty and are frequently denied effective remedies for violations of their rights.

Amnesty International is working to hold governments, big business and other powerful actors to account for human rights violations which target people living in poverty, driving that poverty deeper still.

Amnesty’s Demand Dignity campaign stands with these people to claim their rights and to demand remedies for violations.


End Forced Evictions page: http://www.amnesty.org/en/endforcedevictions


News and Updates

Ecuador: The Sarayaku struggle goes global

25 May 2012

A Sarayaku indigenous activist speaks out about her community's fight to defend their rights and protect their traditional lands in Ecuador's rainforest.

Report 2012: No longer business as usual for tyranny and injustice

24 May 2012

Amnesty International releases its flagship yearly report documenting the state of the world's human rights.

Africa: End discrimination against LGBTI on international day against homophobia

16 May 2012

Discrimination and persecution against individuals because of their sexual orientation is increasing across sub-Saharan Africa.

Serbia: Hundreds of families face uncertainty after Belvil eviction

26 April 2012

Some 250 Roma families were forcibly evicted from Belgrade's Belvil settlement despite a lack of proper consultation.

Speaking up from the slums

24 April 2012

An radio project in Ghana and Kenya aims to challenge public perceptions of people living in slums and give inhabitants a platform to tell their stories

Video and Audio

Teargas in Egypt's Tahrir Square

29 June 2011

Amnesty International's Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui reports from demonstrations in Tahrir Square, Cairo.

World Habitat Day - Slideshow 2

World Habitat Day - Slideshow 2

Out of sight - In their own words

Maja was with her children on the day of the resettlement, and she describes here what conditions are like in the settlement of Rakovica...