Distant but together: Responding to COVID-19

COVID-19 is impacting all of us around the world. Along with the isolation and quarantine come concerns, challenges and anxieties.

As a global organisation, Amnesty International knows this pandemic reveals the interconnectedness of our world in a very personal way. We also know that in trying times like these, the best of humanity can rise.

This is a time to move forward with empathy and kindness. While people are physically distant, we remain united. 


Our kaupapa is standing with humanity. It's more important than ever that we continue to be a watchdog to ensure governments don't impinge on human rights, while highlighting what holds everyone together as a community – kindness. 

What does this role as a watchdog for human rights look like?
- We are working to ensure that all governments put human rights at the center of their responses to the outbreak.
- We are also advocating for marginalised groups and those most at risk. All people can get COVID-19, but some lack the freedom to protect themselves or have additional challenges in accessing care.

Please scroll down for our current campaigns and media work related to COVID-19 both here in New Zealand and globally. 

You can also have a look across our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter pages for the latest updates.