Millions of people around the world are deprived of their human rights. They are discriminated against, wrongly imprisoned, tortured and killed. They are prevented from informing and expressing themselves, meeting freely or practicing their beliefs. They are deprived of food and water, health care, education, work or a home. These individuals are deprived of human dignity by governments, by big corporations, by armed groups and even by family members. The chains are visible and obvious, other times they are secret and insidious. This injustice must stop. And ordinary people working together have the power to stop it.
Amnesty International was founded in 1961 by Peter Benenson. Today as we celebrate over 50 years of defending human rights, we have become a global movement of over 7 million supporters; individuals, working together to make a difference