About Kerry Kennedy
Kerry Kennedy is human rights activist and writer. She is the seventh of the eleven children of Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Skakel Kennedy. She was known as Kerry Kennedy Cuomo from 1991 until 2003. She is the president of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Foundation. Since 1981 – Kennedy has worked as a human rights activist – leading delegations into places such as El Salvador – Gaza – Haiti – Kenya – Northern Ireland – and South Korea. She was also involved in causes in China – Indonesia – Vietnam – India – Sudan – and Pakistan. She established the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Human Rights (now Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights) in 1988 and was the Executive Director of the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial until 1995 Kennedy also travels the country giving speeches and presentations and calling on her audiences to stand up and fight against human rights violations. Kennedy’s life has been devoted to equal justice – to the promotion and protection of basic rights – and to the preservation of the rule of law. This weel the Foundation has its annual awards in journalism.
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