Mon, 01/19/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Irene Khan speaks Poverty, Women & Human Rights
Irene Khan is the first woman, first Asian and first Muslim to head Amnesty International, 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.
She is the author of The Unheard Truth: Poverty and Human Rights
She is a 2009 Recipient of the IGL Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award.