Standing with individuals, tackling global problems
2013 year-end message from Amnesty International
- by Alex Neve
Secretary General, Amnesty International Canada
One thing so powerful and important about Amnesty International’s work is that we strive to make a difference in the lives of individuals and communities facing human rights violations; while also campaigning for global change that will protect rights and prevent violations from happening in the first place.
This year has been such a compelling reminder that working at both of those levels is so pressing and necessary. And on each of those fronts – standing with individuals and tackling global problems – we have seen moments of great triumph; and of deep despair.