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Harassment, public humiliations and discrimination: so toxic is the working culture at Amnesty International, according to new report
Amnesty International has a “toxic” work culture, in which bullying, public humiliation and discrimination commonplace. That is to be read in a damning report that is prepared after two employees of the mensenrechtenvereniging last year life got. Secretary-general of Amnesty - Kumi Naidoo, has, meanwhile, promised that he by the end of next month a plan ready want to have that abuse of power in the future.

Naidoo said in a statement that the report about the work culture in his organization, “difficult” and “particular concern” was to read. That was carried out by an independent company – The Konterra Group – at something less than 500 employees and is focused especially at the headquarters of Amnesty International in London.

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The problems came in may last year, on the surface, when the British newspaper The Times reported that an employee of the organization from the life was stepped on after he complained about stress and overtime. Barely six weeks after the desperate act of Gaëtan Mootoo followed Rosalind McGregor his example. She worked as an intern in the office of Amnesty international in the Swiss Geneva. the

According to a member of staff, made the company's response to the death of Mootoo “many of region”: “How they reported and the way in which they tried to cover”, it sounds in the report. An investigation that was opened after the death of Mootoo, came to the conclusion that the management of “serious failure” and that this had contributed to the death of the man. An investigation into the death of McGregor brought again to light that the woman was upset “for personal reasons” and that Amnesty there is no blame on her.

The report of The Konterra Group, however, is clear: “We heard several stories of managers that their staff kleineerden during meetings, make them aware buitensloten or derogatory and threatening comments made, in the vein of "You're worth nothing’, ‘You would be the resignation," and " If you stay here, will make your life a hell’.


a lot of the employees gifts, according to the report of their work as a calling saw and that they were at risk to stress and trauma through their work in high-risk areas. But the researchers discovered that the majority of welfare issues are not related, but with the hostile work culture, bad management and a workload that is too high. (read on below)

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