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AAI is a global federation of atheist groups and individuals. We are the only atheist group accredited with UN Special Consultative status.

What we do

AAI speaks up for atheists everywhere. We support atheists in danger and we educate people about atheism. Our goal is a secular world.

AAI Annual Report 2021/22

We have been busy helping atheists, opposing blasphemy laws, saving victims, giving humanitarian aid and much more.
CONTENTS
Review of work | ARAP | Humanitarian aid | Campaigns
Finances
Board changes | The future
Read more about our work last year

Atheist Support Network

Do you have the freedom to believe or not believe in a religion? In many countries, nonbelievers do not have this freedom, and in thirteen countries, nonbelievers face arrest or a death sentence!
Atheist Alliance International has been working to help atheists and ex-Muslims for years but we significantly ramped up our efforts in 2019 by developing the Atheist Support Network (ASN).
Read more about this life-saving work ↠

Atheism is a Ground for Asylum

In a very important decision by a Greek Court, atheism has been recognized as a legitimate ground for claiming asylum!  This is the first time a Greek court has made this determination, and we believe, a first anywhere in the world. Atheism is now recognised as a ground for the vulnerability of a person in a fundamentalist religious state.
It can now be argued, in Europe at least, that atheists are at special risk in some Islamic countries and, consequently, need to be protected.
Full story here
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Atheists in Lebanon:

Human Rights Violation Report

Our affiliate, Freethought Lebanon, has published a study called: Atheists in Lebanon: Human Rights Violations. It is the first study of its kind itemizing discrimination against atheists, agnostics, and freethinkers in Lebanon.
The findings of this study are presented in four sections.
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Umar Farouk is FREE!

Today, prison guards escorted Umar Farouk to a Kano court where he was handed over to our lawyers. Sixteen-year-old Umar had been found guilty of blasphemy in a Kano magistrates court on August 10 and was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment with menial labor.
AAI engaged a legal team in Nigeria to appeal his sentence.
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Atheist Artist Rescued

A persecuted LGBT, atheist was relocated from a Muslim country with the assistance of our Atheist Support Network and the generous support of donors like you… Thank you.
Full story here ↠

Affiliate success

UNHRC resolution condemns witchcraft

After six years of tireless effort by our affiliate, the Maharashtra Andhshraddha Nirmulan Samiti (MANS), the Witchcraft and Human Rights Information Network (WHRIN) and many NGO’s, universities, and subject matter experts, the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has unanimously approved a resolution ‘condemning witchcraft and harmful religious practices’ at its 47th session.
Read more here

Know someone who loves books?

Books are a wonderful present that can last a lifetime. We have curated a treasure trove of books on all aspects of atheism, and other topics too—including a selection of books suitable for kids.
Many of these books will be especially valuable for people who are doubting their religion and for people who have recently discarded their religion and want to learn more.
See the full selection here

AAI Blog

­An accusation of blasphemy in Germany, again!

(Translation of our affiliates ZDE press release) On the first anniversary of the murder of the french teacher, Samuel Paty, on the 16th of October 2021, the Ex-Muslim A.M. carried out a demonstration...

Anti-Colonial Legacy of Burmese Buddhist Monks: from Revolutionaries to Reactionary Ultranationalists

Myanmar, a country well known for its famous ancient Buddhist temples and pagodas, popular for its vipassana meditation practices, has a rich culture distinctly influenced by Buddhism. That said, it’s...

David Orenstein resigns as President

Today David informed the board Secretary that he wishes to step down from his role as President. David was elected to the board by AAI affiliates on May 20 this year and elected to the role of Preside...