Frequently Asked Questions

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FAQs

Membership and subscription questions


Getting more involved


Requesting help from Amnesty


Membership and subscription questions

How do I become a member of Amnesty International?

Complete this form to join Amnesty International, as an international member.

Once you're a member, we will get in touch whenever we're campaigning on something we think you'd be interested in. You'll also receive our quarterly e-magazine, with inspiring stories from around the world.

You'll also get access to learning and skills opportunities and have a say in the decisions that shape Amnesty's future.

We look forward to you joining our powerful and committed global movement.

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Can I get an International Membership ID Card or a certificate?

Thank you for your interest in obtaining a membership card. We are currently looking into the possibility of providing these cards digitally and we will let you know the outcome of the project.

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How can I update my personal details / change my language?

Please fill out the contact form with details of your request and we will make the changes for you. 

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Getting more involved

I would like to volunteer or get a job at Amnesty International

For jobs, internships and volunteer positions at Amnesty International’s International Secretariat, please check the vacancies posted and apply through the website: https://careers.amnesty.org/.

For jobs, internships and volunteer positions at an Amnesty International country office, please check the vacancies posted on the country's website. You can find a list of country offices and their contact details by going to https://www.amnesty.org/en/ and selecting ‘Countries’ at the top of the page.

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How do I make a donation?

You can make a donation via our secure online payment facility, by clicking on this link. As little as $10 will support vital work, such as our Urgent Action campaigns to help save individuals in imminent danger of torture or even death.

Your support will help us to address the biggest challenges in the world today - inequality on the rise, ongoing crises and conflicts, those in power clamping down on people’s freedoms and more people than ever before fleeing their homes and seeking safety elsewhere.

So on behalf of everyone whose life has been changed forever, thank you for your continued support.

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I don't have an Amnesty office in my country but I want to do more for Amnesty. What options are there?

Thank you for being part of this incredible movement of 7 million people, who are taking injustice personally. It’s great to hear you want to do more. If you’re already an international member, we’ll email you whenever something comes up that we think might be of interest to you. If not, join here now.

There are also some great global activities that you can get involved in right now:

Take part in our free online Human Rights course: Human Rights Defenders

Join a global network of digital volunteers helping us research and exposing human rights violations

You can also engage with other International Members through global and regional social media channels. Here are some of our most popular pages:

Thank you again for supporting us. You make Amnesty International better - together, we're a powerful, committed global movement.

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I would like to set up an office in my country

Unfortunately, Amnesty International does not have the resources to open national offices on demand. The organisation decides upon where to develop its presence based on the priorities of the movement and on the context in which offices could operate (legal permissions etc.). Even though the organisation is not currently in a position to open an office in every country, the regional team based at the International Secretariat in London undertakes work on a number of human rights issues there. You can find out more about this work by visiting the country page on our website: https://www.amnesty.org/en/countries/ and selecting your country.

For more information, please visit our website at www.amnesty.org.

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Requesting help from Amnesty

I want to report a human rights violation in my country

To report a human rights violation, please write to us directly by filling out the form.

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I would like help with student research

Thank you very much for your interest in Amnesty International’s activity.

Unfortunately, due to the enormous amount of enquiries we receive, we are unable to answer individual questions in detail. However many students find our website an incredibly useful resource for your research. You can get an overview of all the different type of human rights work we cover in the What We Do section. You can also browse our research and campaigning work by Country. Each country page contains all the latest news, blogs, and reports.

Thank you again for your interest.

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I would like Amnesty International's help in securing a visa

Thank you for your interest in Amnesty International. Unfortunately due to limited resources, we do not provide any assistance in securing a visa. We wish you luck in your travels.

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I am a company requesting accreditation / affiliation with Amnesty

Thank you for your interest in collaborating with Amnesty International. We appreciate your commitment to AI values and congratulate you on the important work you are doing.

Unfortunately, due to limited human and financial resources, we are not able to offer support or accreditation to external organisations. It is not possible for us to ensure that all potential partner organisations adhere strictly and completely to our own mission and values.

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