Demand Dignity

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Demand Dignity

Over the next six years – at least – Amnesty International will work to shift the balance of power together with those who have been so far denied a say as they tell their own stories and strive to engage in the processes that determine their own future.


For a path out of poverty, take the human rights route

All over the world, people in poverty are demanding dignity. They want an end to the injustice and exclusion that keep them trapped in deprivation. They want to have control over the decisions that affect their lives. They want their rights to be respected and their voices to count. Join them now. Add your voice to Amnesty International’s new campaign.

Explore the Rights Journey

Rights Journey

Travel the world to find out about human rights and poverty. Learn about and take action on maternal mortality, human rights abuses in slums, the need for access to justice for those whose rights have been denied. Meet people and communities, listen to their stories, tell your own.

When you register you will get a suitcase to record all the things you have seen and done. Amnesty International will collate these suitcases and show those in power that millions of activists will not stop traveling until there is an end to the human rights abuses that keep people poor. Start your journey. Register now »

News and Updates

Report slams failure to prevent toxic waste dumping in West Africa

25 September 2012

Amnesty International and Greenpeace have called for a criminal investigation into Trafigura's toxic dumping in West Africa.

Italy’s Roma still segregated and without prospects

12 September 2012

Discriminatory laws, policies and practices which marginalize Italy’s Roma must be urgently changed.

Romania: Scores of Roma face imminent forced eviction

6 September 2012

More than 100 Romani adults and children face forced eviction from an informal settlement in northern Romania.

A class apart – Slovakia’s segregation of Romani students

31 August 2012

As the school year is about to begin in Slovakia, Romani families are dreading the prospect of their children being segregated from their classmates.

World Urban Forum: Leaders urged to end forced evictions

30 August 2012

Around the world, millions of people live in inadequate conditions in slums and informal settlements.

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...