Category Archives: English

A toast to birthdays and democracy

On the last night of the ICM, everyone came together to recognize the work we had done over the course of the week and to celebrate fifty years of Amnesty International. In honor of Amnesty’s fiftieth birthday, we ate cake, … Continue reading

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More voices: Making more noise about human rights

Having emerged on the other side of the 2011 Amnesty International ICM with an extensive global Amnesty family, we should never forget how international we are. The strength of our international relationships within the movement, as well as our partnerships, … Continue reading

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A look back at the week…

Español / Français Whether you were at the ICM or joined the event virtually, take a look back at an inspiring week and towards the future of our human rights work.

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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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Technology for Human Rights

Thursday’s plenary session “Tech for Human Rights” provided delegates with a broad overview of how technology can be used to help human rights defenders speak out, to monitor human rights violations, and to mobilize the public. Three panellists who joined … Continue reading

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“The future ain’t what it used to be”

Technology and human rights, or human rights and technology? The Amnesty ICM 2011 technology and human rights session opened with an inspirational introduction by Yutaka Ogita, an Amnesty International Japan activist since the 1970s. A handful of others stood up … Continue reading

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Tools for change

Owen Valentine Pringle is Amnesty International’s Director of Digital Communications at the International Secretariat. Owen lead the Tech for human rights plenary session today. At Amnesty International’s recently held Global Digital Skillshare in London the fifty delegates in attendance applied … Continue reading

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