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TEDxWorldBankGroup - Irene Khan - Gender and Women's Rights

Irene Khan, renowned human rights activist, author, and former Secretary General of Amnesty International (AI) spoke on gender issues, women's rights and gender-based violence at the first TEDx event held at the World Bank Group on April 23, 2010. Irene Khan was the first woman, first Asian and first Muslim to head the world's largest human rights organization, she has led AI through developments in the wake of September 11, confronting the backlash against human rights; broadening the work of the organization in areas of economic, social and cultural rights; and bringing a strong focus to the issue of women's human rights and violence against women. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In 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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