Centenary lecture

Wednesday 11 March 2009

Kate Gilmore, Executive Deputy Secretary General, Amnesty International

Beyond the Rights of Man: The centennial struggle to make human dignity inclusive and meaningful

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Lecture description

Kate Gilmore will speak about human rights over the last 100 years and the work of Amnesty International, which has more than 1.8 million members, supporters and subscribers in over 150 countries and territories worldwide, who support Amnesty’s aim to promote respect for all the human rights set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Biography of Kate Gilmore

Executive Deputy Secretary General, Amnesty International

Kate Gilmore is Executive Deputy Secretary General of Amnesty International (AI) and Chief Operating Officer of AI’s International Secretariat (IS). She is responsible for operational leadership of the international dimensions of AI’s work and, together with the Secretary General, leads more than 450 staff worldwide. She plays a leading role in communicating AI’s vision and mission globally.

Prior to this appointment, she was the National Director of Amnesty International in Australia. Previously she worked in the public-health sector, including as an activist for women's human rights. She was the founding coordinator of the Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA House) at the Royal Women's Hospital in Australia. She has degrees from the University of New England, the University of Melbourne and the former Phillip Institute of Technology, now RMIT.