Frequently asked questions
What is Amnesty International?
We are a worldwide movement of people who campaign for human rights.
What does Amnesty International do?
We work independently and impartially to promote respect for all the human rights set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
- Promotion of awareness through various means including public events, fundraising activities and multimedia outreach
- Opposing specific abuses of human rights through a programme of research and action
Is Amnesty effective?
We are based on the belief that individuals working together in international solidarity can bring about real change.
How can I get involved in Amnesty International?
We are a membership organisation. We rely on the active participation of our members to achieve our goals. We encourage all people who support our objectives and principles to join us and take action.
How is Amnesty funded?
We are independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion.
Where does Amnesty work?
At the latest count, there were more than seven million members, supporters and activists in over 150 countries and territories in every region of the world.
How does Amnesty decide what cases to support?
Each year, we produce hundreds of reports covering many different countries and issues based on thorough research and analysis by experts at our International Secretariat.
How can I contact Amnesty?
Please phone our Supporter Care Team on 020 7033 1777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will endeavour to answer you as soon as possible.
Can I get an interview for my project/dissertation?
Unfortunately we are unable to help with the many requests we receive from students for interviews. You can find out more about our work in the About Us section