Amnesty International Australia
is a section of the Amnesty International
network, and is part of the global movement promoting and defending human rights
The organisation has a vision of a world in which every person enjoys all of the rights stated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.
Amnesty International Australia searches out facts about human rights abuses and raises awareness of these abuses in Australia, the Asia-Pacific and around the world. The organisation undertakes advocacy and mobilises people to put pressure on governments and others to end rights violations.
Amnesty International Australia campaigns on international and domestic human rights
issues. These include calling for an end to the human rights abuses that drive and deepen poverty
, through the campaign; working to stop violence against women
; the fair treatment of refugees
and asylum seekers
; calling for a Human Rights Act
in Australia; taking action for individuals around the world who are in imminent danger; upholding human rights in counter-terrorism activities; and calling for the end of the death penalty
internationally, as part of an international campaign to see full human rights for everyone.
Human rights in the Asia-Pacific region
is a key concern for Amnesty International Australia.
Amnesty International Australia has over 100,000 members and financial supporters. The organisation is impartial and... Read More