The world we want to see

We live in a challenging time for human rights. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people are killed during conflicts and crises, while millions more are left needing protection and support.

Around the world, countries are responding to this uncertainty by cracking down on human rights – often in the name of protecting public order or ending terrorism.

This is why we get out of bed in the morning, go to countless rallies, have tough conversations and write hundreds of letters – because we believe that together, we can create a world where our most basic human rights are enjoyed by all.

The world we can create

A world in which everyone knows and can claim their rights.
A world in which human rights and justice are enjoyed without discrimination.
A world in which people are protected during conflict and crises.
A world in which human rights abusers are held accountable.
A world in which people everywhere stand against injustice anywhere.

Our 2020 Vision

We have a clear vision for 2020. Together we will protect and defend more lives; be an unstoppable movement; and inspire outstanding passion and commitment.

Protecting and defending more lives


To protect and defend more lives, we will campaign tirelessly until we:

  • End the over-representation of Indigenous young people in detention within a generation.
  • Ensure refugees and asylum seekers fleeing conflict, crisis, torture or persecution across the globe are able to lead safe and stable lives.
  • Defend and protect the human rights of individuals at risk.
  • Ensure that civilians are protected during conflict and crisis.
An unstoppable movement
Raif Badawi's wife, Ensaf Haidar at a protest to free Raif
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People power is how we work and how we win. We will build our movement’s diversity and support outstanding change-makers, so that by 2020 we will:

  • Be an even larger and powerful mass movement of people.
  • Be a diverse movement of people, welcoming all who support our vision and values.
  • Have the leadership necessary to realise our vision at a national, regional and local level.
Inspire passion and commitment
Nobel Peace Prize demonstration in Oslo, Norway, 10 December 2001. 1200 -1300 people gathered in Youngstorget, a square in the centre of Oslo. 1992 Nobel laureate Rigoberta Menchu, 1996 Nobel laureate Ramos-Hortas as well as former UN Special Adviser for Colombia Jan Egeland held appeals. The demonstration went on to the Grand Hotel in order to honour this years Nobel Laurate Kofi Annan. The slogans of the demonstration were 'United for peace and human rights' and 'No security without human rights'.
(C) Amnesty International

Amnesty International Australia’s 2020 Vision belongs to everyone who helped conceive it, and everyone who will help make it a reality: our activists, members, donors, partners, staff and our hundreds of thousands of supporters across Australia.

But most of all this is a vision for the people affected by human rights violations.

Thank you for your efforts in defending human rights.

Find out more in our 2020 Vision Statement

How we protect human rights

Human rights are the basic freedoms and protections that belong to every single one of us – but are violated every single day. We search out the facts, expose what’s happening and mobilise people to put pressure on governments and others to stop these violations.

Our movement
Our movement
We’re an independent, global movement of people who campaign courageously for human rights.
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Our people
Our people
Amnesty International is a democratic movement, answerable to our own impassioned members.
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