Amnesty International

IDOL: Francis

CAUSE: Defending human rights

“The absolute minimum has three names: lodging, labor and land.”

For this idol, we associate the cause of human rights with Amnesty International.

Through detailed research and determined campaigning, Amnesty International fights abuses of human rights worldwide. They bring torturers to justice, change oppressive laws and free people jailed just for voicing their opinion.

Human rights change starts with the facts. Amnesty International’s experts do accurate, cross-checked research into human rights violations by governments and others worldwide. Then they use this analysis to influence and press governments, companies and decision-makers to do the right thing.
Through petitions, letters and protests, campaigners worldwide press for action from the people and institutions who can make change happen.

You can take action by joining or volunteering and also by donating to Amnesty International.

Every donation you make supports their work across the world – from helping the research teams expose hidden human rights abuses, to funding vital activism and campaigns so that they can challenge those in power.

Together we can fight for human rights everywhere. We can stop torture, demand equality for women and girls, and give hope to those facing attacks or imprisonment just because of who they are. Our donation can transform the lives of millions.

A donation to Amnesty International could help provide vital human rights education programs to people across the world, fund crucial support for peoples whose rights are being denied or put pressure on politicians to protect human rights.

Find out more about Amnesty International and how you can help this cause.