What is Amnesty Community?
To achieve human rights wins, it takes committed people who volunteer to take action on a regular basis. That's where our new Amnesty Community comes in.
Through online campaigning, organising events, lobbying politicians, writing letters and mobilising people, the Amnesty Community made up of individuals and local groups is a powerful force to promote human rights and advocate for change.
Our Amnesty Community is made up of Amnesty Advocates, dedicated individuals who work together to drive forward our fight for rights.
You may belong to a group in your area or school, you may be part of a network, you may regularly take actions online and on social media – the point is that we can count on you to get behind vital campaigns that save lives and end injustice.
If this sounds like you, we’d be honoured to have you sign up as an Amnesty Advocate – someone who takes action on a regular basis.
When you do, you’ll be networked with New Zealanders around the country who are freeing people wrongfully imprisoned, welcoming refugees, keeping weapons out of war zones, ending the death penalty, stopping child labour and holding human rights violators to account. And you can count on Amnesty International to provide the guidance, resources and support you need to achieve more human rights wins.
Human rights belong to every one of us. The right to freedom. The right to privacy. The right to a home. The right to seek asylum. And more.
Amnesty International is a global movement of over 7 million people in more than 150 countries working together to protect and promote human rights. We call out injustice and stand for human dignity.
Together we are strong. Torturers have become international outlaws. Most countries have abolished the death penalty. Seemingly untouchable dictators have been made to answer for their crimes.
This is why we get out of bed in the morning, plan creative actions, use our voices, go to rallies and write millions of letters – because by mobilising the humanity in everyone, we can create a world where our most basic human rights are enjoyed by all.