Amnesty International was founded in 1961 by Peter Benenson on the idea that together ordinary people can change the world. Today Amnesty is a worldwide movement for human rights, calling on the collective power of 10 million people, each one committed to fighting for justice, equality and freedom everywhere. From London to Santiago, Sydney to Kampala, people have come together to insist that the rights of each and every human are respected and protected.
Sixty years on, we’re still battling for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. And we won’t stop until it’s achieved.
“When I first lit the Amnesty candle, I had in mind the old Chinese proverb: ‘Better light a candle than curse the darkness’.”– Peter Benenson
Our Candle will stay lit for Human Rights as we Celebrate 60 years of taking injustice personally and 15 years of Human Rights Activism and defending human rights in Zimbabwe.