Hamda is one woman in one country.
Amnesty works in countries all over the world to free men and women.
Amnesty says it works without expressing or exercising political or religious opinion.
The symbol of Amnesty International is a picture of a candle.
It burns in the middle of metal barbed wire.
The candle represents light.
The barbed wire represents imprisonment.
Peter Benenson said:
When I first lit the Amnesty candle, I had in my mind the old Chinese saying: "Better to light a candle than curse the darkness."
Benenson meant that it is better to try to help in a bad situation than just to talk about how bad it is.
Peter Benenson died in 2005.
He left behind him an organisation that has changed the lives of many people.
It was not an easy job.
In fact, troubles within the organisation caused Peter to leave Amnesty in the end.
But he continued to fight for people's human rights.
During Peter's life time he saw great works.
The International Criminal Court was established.
Prisoners of consciousness were freed.
Sadly, however, human rights problems also increased.
Peter left behind him a dream shared by many.
He wanted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to be true for all people.
Today, there are many groups working for this same dream.
They offer hope in a world constantly suffering from man's inhumanity to man.