19 June 2019

Minutes for June 2018

Meeting minutes for Wednesday, 19 June 2019
In attendance: Bob, Barbara, Tilo


Welcome and Introductions

Actions
  • Defamation charges for exposing labor abuse (Thailand): UA 73.19
  • Incommunicado detainee at risk of torture (United Arab Emirates): UA 75.19
  • Prisoner of conscience tortured to confess (Vietnam): UA 72.19
New Business

Recommended viewing/reading

  • “Can Amnesty International Fix Its Toxic Work Culture?” Secretary-General Kumi Naidoo interviewed by Al Jazeera English
  • Amnesty International Staff Well-Being Report by Konterra International
    • Recommendations (from the executive summary):
      • Work to repair ruptures and foster a sense of safety and trust among senior leadership, the organization, and staff.
      • Work to counter a culture of criticism and blame by fostering a development culture.
      • Implement a comprehensive and systematic approach to staff well-being.
      • Improve support for issues related to stress.
      • Enlist, equip, and better support managers to improve well-being.
      • Review and professionalize people and organizational development. 

Next meeting: Wednesday, 17 July 2019, 7:30 p.m., Wegmans cafe in Malvern

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