President of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights
Kerry Kennedy is the seventh child of Robert F. Kennedy and a graduate of Brown University and Boston College Law School. Kerry Kennedy has worked as a human rights activist since 1981. During this time she has led nearly three dozen human rights delegations to more than 20 countries around the world including El Salvador, Gaza, Haiti, Kenya, Northern Ireland and South Korea. She has also supported human rights related causes in China, Indonesia, Vietnam, India, Sudan, Pakistan and other countries. Kennedy was an election observer in Chile during the 1988 plebiscite which ousted former dictator Augusto Pinochet. Kennedy is the President of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. The organisation provides a base of support to human rights defenders and was set up in memory of her father.