Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights for all.

Our supporters are outraged by human rights abuses but are inspired by hope for a better world. We work to improve human rights through campaigning and international solidarity.

We have more than 2.2 million members worldwide in more than 150 countries and regions and we coordinate this support to act for justice on a wide range of issues.

You can help make a real difference by becoming a member of our group in Edmonton or supporting the Canadian Section. Visit the national website at

We help stop human rights abuses by mobilizing the public to put pressure on governments, armed political groups, companies and intergovernmental bodies by

  • Letter-writing campaigns including urgent actions for those in imminent danger
  • Human rights education
  • Direct lobbying and targeted appeals
  • Email petitions and other online actions
  • Partnerships with local campaigning groups
  • Community activities
  • Co-operation with student groups

We have a number of safeguards in place to protect our autonomy. We are:

  • Independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion
  • Democratic and self-governing
  • Financially self-sufficient, thanks to the generous support of donations provided by individual members and supporters.
  • We do not support or oppose any government or political system and neither do we necessarily support or oppose the views of the victims/survivors or human rights defenders whose rights we seek to protect.