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

Tens of thousands at risk in Côte d'Ivoire as fighting intensifies

1 March 2011

Amnesty International urges authorities in Côte d'Ivoire to protect the population as tens of thousands of people were forced to flee heavy gunfire amid intensified fighting across the country.

India steel project threatens human rights

28 February 2011

About 2,000 Indian farmers in Orissa state could lose their livelihoods in the next month if a proposed US$12 billion steel plant operation involving South Korean steel giant POSCO goes ahead, Amnesty International warns.

Security Council must refer Libya to International Criminal Court

25 February 2011

Amnesty International urges the UN to act now to stop the outrageous abuses taking place on the streets of Tripoli and elsewhere in the country.

Ghana railway dwellers under new threat of forced eviction

27 January 2011

Thousands of people who live and trade in kiosks and small structures built along the railway lines face homelessness and destitution if they are forcibly evicted from their homes.

Shell accused over misleading figures on Nigeria oil spills

25 January 2011

Amnesty International and Friends of the Earth International have filed an official OECD complaint against oil giant Shell for breaches of basic standards for responsible business.

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...