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

Australian government must end state-sponsored racially discriminatory measures

18 November 2009

Amnesty International's Secretary General Irene Khan has warned the Australian government not to squander a unique opportunity to right historic wrongs.

Côte d’Ivoire toxic waste dump victims reflect on "small victory"

10 November 2009

Victims of the 2006 toxic waste dumping scandal in Côte d’Ivoire told Amnesty International on Monday that a ruling protecting their compensation was a "small victory".

Scores made homeless by house demolitions in Nigeria

6 November 2009

Scores of Nigerians lost their homes on Friday morning when Rivers state authorities began bulldozing buildings in Port Harcourt, Amnesty International has learned.

Nicaragua's Constitutional Court must decide on legality of new abortion law

6 November 2009

Amnesty International has expressed concern that the Nicaraguan Supreme Court continues to delay its judgment on the legality of new criminal laws on abortion which entered into force in 2008.

Demolition set to leave hundreds homeless in Nigeria

3 November 2009

Hundreds of people have been forced from their homes to make way for a commercial development in Rivers State, Nigeria, Amnesty International has learned.

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...