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

More than 50,000 people in Kenya at risk of imminent forced eviction

15 April 2010

Those living alongside the country's railway lines have been told to pull down their structures and leave, or risk prosecution. Most are slum dwellers in Nairobi.

Libya must stop forced evictions of Tabu tribe members

6 April 2010

Scores of Tabu families have lost their homes since November 2009 and it appears that many more evictions may be planned.

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. 

 

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...