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TEDxSalford - Irene Khan - End The World's Worst Human Rights Scandal

From 2001 -- 2009 Irene Zubaida Khan was Secretary General of Amnesty International, the world's largest human rights organization. As the first woman & Asian to head the organization, she led the organization through developments in the wake of the attacks of September 11 2001, resisting the backlash against human rights, expanding Amnesty's work on economic, social and cultural rights, and launching a global campaign to stop violence against women. Irene has been keen to draw attention to hidden human rights violations. In Australia, she drew attention to the plight of asylum seekers in detention. In Burundi, she met with victims of massacres and urged President Buyoya and other parties to the conflict to end the cycle of human rights abuse. In Bulgaria, she led a campaign to end discrimination of those suffering from mental disabilities. She is currently the Chancellor for the University of Salford.Post production done by https://twitter.com/#!/CassiusClaysonAbout TEDx, x = independently organized eventIn the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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