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Karen Tse: Top TED Talk on Huffington Post

December 22, 2011 by

Skoll Awardee Karen Tse, founder of International Bridges to Justice, has an electrifying speech on TED that launched today — and the Huffington Post ranked it number three for The 18 Most Groundbreaking Ideas of 2011. Starting today, IBJ is launching a campaign to rally 108,000 individuals, called Justice Warriors, to contribute to its mission to end torture. “While the campaign will run for 18 months, my hope is that we can reach 10,800 before the close of 2011,” Tse says. “I am kicking it off in this moment by making a $10,000 donation because I know that this amount can support a courageous lawyer working in a Cambodian province for an entire year. Her work in building the infrastructure of the provincial legal system will protect generations to come.

“What I wanted to share most deeply was the beauty and light that courageous lawyers and defenders bring into darkest corners of police station and prisons cells,” Tse says of her TED talk.  “At International Bridges to Justice, our goal is that a lawyer will meet someone as soon as possible after detention. For most, having a lawyer present at the earliest stage makes the critical difference between being tortured for a confession or having your right to be protected from torture upheld.”

Listen to the inspiring talk above. Tse hopes all who watch will donate as part of the new campaign:



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