Activists on the front lines

We are a grassroots membership organization – with volunteers who shape, lead, and carry out our work to protect human rights.

With more than 7 million members and supporters worldwide, more than a million of whom are in the United States, Amnesty International is the world’s largest grassroots human rights organization.

Volunteer leaders fill a wide range of critical roles: they start and run local groups, they manage legislative advocacy in the states, they drive campaigns in individual cases and on major reforms, and they engage more people in fighting for human rights.

In other words, they change the world. Here are a few of their stories.