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

USA urged to confront shocking maternal mortality rate

12 March 2010

Amnesty International called on US President Barack Obama to tackle soaring rates of maternal mortality and pregnancy-related complications that particularly affect those in poverty.

Slovakia plans to remove Romani children from their families

9 March 2010

Prime Minister Robert Fico has announced a proposal to take the children from the settlements where they live and place them in boarding schools.

Nicaragua abortion law puts pregnant cancer victim at risk

23 February 2010

Amnesty International urges the Nicaraguan authorities to provide a pregnant woman with cancer treatment that is currently being withheld because of a law that bans abortion. 

 

President of Burkina Faso commits to lifting financial barriers to maternal health in a meeting with Amnesty International

12 February 2010

Blaise Compaoré expressed his commitment to emergency obstetric care and access to family planning to delegation led by interim Secretary General Claudio Cordone.

Governments urged to condemn Nicaragua abortion ban

4 February 2010

The country's revised penal code stipulates prison sentences for girls and women who seek an abortion and for health professionals who provide health services associated with abortion.

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...