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.

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News and Updates

Argentina Indigenous community takes on eviction threat

7 June 2011

Members of an Indigenous community in north-western Argentina battle repeated attempts to forcibly evict them from their homes.

India urged to release environmental activists

3 June 2011

Indian authorities arrested two environmental activists on false charges after they led a campaign to defend local communities' rights.

Brazil urged to suspend Belo Monte dam project

2 June 2011

Brazil should have consulted with Indigenous Peoples before approving construction of a megadam on their land in the Amazon.

Mexico migrant find highlights grim conditions

18 May 2011

The discovery of 513 migrants being smuggled through Mexico in squalid conditions highlights the vulnerability faced by thousands.

Benelux agreement leaves Roma at risk of persecution in Kosovo

13 May 2011

Benelux must halt agreement which leaves Roma at risk of being forcibly returned.

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...