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

Kenya must provide shelter for 3,000 forcibly evicted in winter

28 July 2009

The evictions appear to have been carried out as part of the government of Kenya's plans to build a new road, the Northern Bypass.

Thousands face mass eviction from homes and market stalls in Zimbabwe

23 July 2009

Up to 200 people from an informal settlement in the Harare suburb of Gunhill in Zimbabwe face being forcibly evicted without being given adequate notice or any consu

Cambodian security forces forcibly evict 60 low-income families

17 July 2009

The families dismantled their homes after three years of government harassment and intimidation, with no choice but to accept inadequate compensation rather than have

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...