Where human rights are heading in the next five years : Technology and Human rights

For years, there’s not a single day goes off without a conflict somewhere in the world. Families, children, civilians are often threatened and sometimes tortured or even killed. To these abuses of human rights, Amnesty International has continued for several years to protect human rights. The organization acts independently thanks to donations received (Amnesty accepts no government subsidy) and does not discriminate when it comes to protecting human rights.

With conflicts and crises almost every continent, Amnesty International is particularly active these days (see #CivilianUnderFire on Twitter) and uses all available means including technology (Mobile App) and the Web.

For instance on Twitter, the international community is mobilizing around the hashtag #CiviliansUnderfire


Béatrice Vaugrante, Amnisty International Canada will give a talk next October at Usine C

Béatrice Vaugrante is Executive Director of the french section of Amnesty International in Canada since 2006. Previously, since 2000 she developed and held various volunteer positions covering issues related to economic and social rights and social responsibility. The fight against poverty from the perspective of human rights and the rights of indigenous peoples in Canada are developed projects under her direction.

She has also conducted the first draft global action research section, on an Algonquin community in Quebec and co-founded the Coalition for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Quebec. She participates in many international meetings within the Movement. She was part of missions for the rights of women in Burkina Faso and Haiti in the trial of JC Duvalier.

Beatrice is part of the Global Management Team Movement, which includes a dozen heads of sections worldwide, providing support to the Secretary General in the management of large projects of the Movement. She was Chair of the Board of Directors of Amnesty International Canada francophone from 2003 to 2005 where she implemented the strategic planning process.

Prior to 2006, Beatrice has held executive positions in human resources, planning and sales in a telecommunications company in Canada, and consulting positions in human resources management in Canada and Europe (West and East). She holds an MBA from HEC Paris. Beatrice is a member of the Board of the Sustainable Development House.