"It was not our intention to hurt others, but we must, unfortunately, admit that it happened." In a letter to the Secretary-General of Amnesty International, Kumi Naidoo, the seven senior leaders of the human rights organization, there are internal "a climate of tension and mistrust". All seven offer the resignation of their Offices.
among the signatories of the Manager of the Department for investigation, Anna Neistat, and Thomas Schultz-von jagow, Director of campaigns and communications, as well as Responsible for Fundraising, legal, Policy and for the General Secretariat. It is the entire top of the 1961 London-based, globally active organization, known by campaigns for human rights and lobbying for political prisoners. The guide draws the consequence of a detailed Report of the Amnesty International a "toxic work environment" is diagnosed. Only the 2018 newly appointed Secretary-General Kumi Naidoo, the former head of Greenpeace International, will remain at his Post.
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all the people under the famous human rights for years, if not decades, bullying, Stress, and in our view have been a lack. In 2018, during a Phase of restructuring of the organization, there were two suicides. Gaëtan Mootoo, who had worked for 30 years at Amnesty, adopted on the 25. May in the Paris office of the French section of the life.
He left a farewell letter, in the unbearable work pressure of speech. On 1. July brought the dedicated, 28-year-old Amnesty Intern Rosalind McGregor in the family home in London. Investigations of your Case, there were no direct connection with Stress at Amnesty International.
But the organization wanted to enlightenment. They commissioned the international, highly specialized consulting company KonTerra Group with the comprehensive Evaluation of the working conditions. Your report to the author on 31. January 2019, under the title "Amnesty International: Staff Wellbeing Review", which is publicly available.
receipt of the report warns of the Affected, the reading could be painful. Evaluated questionnaires from 475 of 680 employees were in the international Department, three-quarters of whom are women. With seventy employees, Interviews were conducted, among others in England, France, Hong Kong, Kenya, Senegal, Lebanon, Mexico, Myanmar, Peru and the United States. About a dozen of the respondents were former employees.
Brutally, the Report holds serious failures and unsustainable States: "The overall system is broken", the whole system is broken. Already during their Research, the authors of the Reports recommended for some of the Interviewees, the measures for psychological intervention. Are quoted statements such as these: "There is a 'Martyr culture' that drives people to sacrifice their well-being of the tremendous importance of the work". Managers are supposed to have insulted treated employees, belittling, and threatening, it should have given comments like "You suck!", "You should quit!", "You must be bad, if you stay". Again and again had fallen in the Interviews with employees, the term "toxic" to describe a work environment from the abuse of power, bullying and the mistrust to go back to the 1990s.
Several factors are, according to the Report responsible for the maladministration. This includes for work such as in the case of Amnesty typical secondary traumatization. Who Imprisoned, violence, and torture is concerned, long-time campaigns to politically, will inevitably be affected psychologically by the subject. An Echo of the relations of Violence echoes in the work of those who tackle this violence. The decisive factor for the current conditions, especially the global restructuring, however, is, according to the report. Hundreds of people in the London head office should relocate their jobs to the places of the query itself, to Asia, Africa or Latin America. Here, a period there was, apparently, of a state of exception from Congestion, post-close Schacher, benefits, disadvantages, lack of internal communication and a lack of Supervision, a "gap dynamics". Blame and a rough sound should be part of everyday life.
Urgently, the Report recommends that schools of Management better, to strengthen a culture of feedback and mutual Information, and to raise the awareness of leadership as the workforce professional, the psychological implications of their work. The majority of the Interviewed identified with the work of Amnesty. So a Person in an Interview, said: "We were treated badly, and we want those responsible to be held accountable. But we don't want to damage the reputation of the organization and its work does not undermine it.“More about
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Secretary-General, Kumi Naidoo, to all appearances, is a more strenuous way. He has not decided, according to his statement, whether he accepts any of the withdrawal offers. By the end of March, Naidoo wants to submit a Plan for the Reform of the organization, he wrote in a public statement.