President, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights
The seventh of Ethel and Robert F. Kennedy’s 11 children, Kennedy has devoted more than 40 years to the pursuit of equal justice, the promotion and protection of basic rights, and the preservation of the rule of law. She works on a range of issues, including child labor, women’s rights, disappearances, Indigenous land rights, judicial independence, freedom of expression, ethnic violence, criminal justice reform, immigration, impunity, and environmental justice.
Under Kennedy’s leadership, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights partners with the bravest people on earth to create lasting change. Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights supports defenders in the field with advocacy, litigation, and training; brings human rights to students in the classroom with its innovative Speak Truth to Power curriculum; and engages the financial community about sustainable investing and the intersection between business and human rights.
Kennedy is the proud mother of three daughters, Cara, Mariah, and Michaela. A human rights activist and lawyer, she authored the New York Times bestseller Being Catholic Now, as well as Speak Truth to Power and Robert F. Kennedy: Ripples of Hope.