Author Archives: Mariah Ortiz

Amnesty International at 50 Years: Moving forward

“Growth is not a goal in and of itself.  Our aim is to decrease human rights violations.”  – Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty 2011 marks Amnesty International’s fiftieth anniversary.  Fifty years ago, attorney Peter Benenson wrote an appeal to … Continue reading

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Women’s rights as human rights: “Their eyes were ablaze”

The Amnesty International Council Meeting (ICM), currently taking place just outside of Amsterdam has placed women’s rights as human rights prominently on its agenda. This morning featured Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi, a panel of leading human rights and women’s rights … Continue reading

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