The Carr Center’s Human Rights in Hard Places talk series offers unparalleled insights and analysis from the frontlines by human rights practitioners, policy makers, and innovators. Moderated by Sushma Raman, the series highlights current day human rights and humanitarian concerns such as human rights in North Korea, migration on the US-Mexico border, Myanmar, and the dismantling of democracy.
Kerry Kennedy, President of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, will give a talk titled, "Human Rights Challenges & the Heroes Who Are Creating Change"
Kerry Kennedy is the president of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. She is the author of New York Times best-seller, Being Catholic Now ( Random House 2005), Speak Truth to Power ( Random House 2000) and Robert F. Kennedy; Ripples of Hope ( Hachette 2018). For more than thirty years, Ms. Kennedy has devoted herself to the pursuit of equal justice, the promotion and protection of basic rights, and the preservation of the rule of law. She has worked on a range of issues, including children’s rights, child labor, disappearances, indigenous land rights, judicial independence, freedom of expression, ethnic violence, impunity, and the environment. She has concentrated specifically on women’s rights, exposing injustices and educating audiences about women’s issues, particularly honor killings, sexual slavery, domestic violence, workplace discrimination, sexual assault, abuse of prisoners, and more. She has led hundreds of human rights delegations.