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Amnesty International and HRW

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Amnesty International and HRW The Big NGOs! 12/04/2007 11:27:00 “R.O.L.E.S.” of HR NGOs R esources o lawyers (esp. in the US—but are there too many?) o Technology o Management by walking around—going face to face O rganization o Structure! A table of organization! Something  formal! o But what is really significant is the  informal  organization that occurs in  all HR groups and indeed in all entities beyond the individual (like  within the family, corporation) L eadership E xecution of  objectives o Objectives ” is the key word o An objective is something that you hope to achieve, a goal. Look at  mission statements! E.g. advocacy, raising of resources, gathering information, raise  awareness, publicity (NYT regularly runs full page ads for  Darfur) hope to increase parity (through education?) build relationships/increase understanding with other  organizations (crucial in networking!) Choice of  S trategies o Plans of action!  Actually going through with what you intended to do  once you have achieved R.O.L.E. o The most complications arise here NGOs shift strategies because preceeding factors change HRW begins as Helsinki Watch in 1975—the 3 people on it had  no idea where they were going and now look at what they have  created! (Most effective in CW’s opinion)
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Emergence of Each: NGIs Amnesty International o Peter Beneson, British lawyer. Died march 05. Responsible for the idea of AI Born into relatively well off family—went to best prep schools in  the whole country Showed political activism at a relatively early age Led a strike against the food served at the school Organizes concern! While he is in college, the Spanish Civil War breaks out (which  was a prelude to WWII) Starts to raise money for the Spanish orphans at the  young age of 161 1956: rebellion in Hungary Goes to South Africa to push for change
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