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Kerry Kennedy, seen here with children, when she (Credit: Provided by the RFK Center)

Kerry Kennedy, seen here with children, when she traveled with a delegation to the Dominican Republic in 2009.

Kerry Kennedy's global work

As president of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights, Kerry Kennedy, 53, crisscrosses the world leading delegations in an effort to improve the lives of the needy and impoverished. These photos capture some of her travels and moments of recogonition for the accomplishments of the nonprofit and those who carry out its social justice mission.

Kerry Kennedy, seen here with children, when she
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Kerry Kennedy, seen here with children, when she traveled with a delegation to the Dominican Republic in 2009.

Kerry Kennedy greets a child after a meeting
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Kerry Kennedy greets a child after a meeting with the Organization for the Future of the Mixtec Peoples in 2011.

Kerry Kennedy with Sahrawi human rights activist Aminatou
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Kerry Kennedy with Sahrawi human rights activist Aminatou Haidar, as Haidar receives the 2008 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award.

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Musicians Bono and Wyclef Jean and Kerry Kennedy
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Musicians Bono and Wyclef Jean and Kerry Kennedy attend the RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights Ripple of Hope Awards dinner at Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan. (Nov. 18, 2009)

Italian actress Elisabetta Canalis, actor George Clooney and
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Italian actress Elisabetta Canalis, actor George Clooney and Kerry Kennedy attend the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights Ripple of Hope awards dinner at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan. (Nov. 17, 2010)

Kerry Kennedy in Mexico with the family of
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Kerry Kennedy in Mexico with the family of Ines Fernandez Ortega, an indigenous Me'phaa woman who sued for the right to have her case of military abuse of a civilian tried in civilian court in the country. Ortega is a client of 2010 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award recipient Abel Barrera's Tlachinollan organization.

Kerry Kennedy with Sahrawi human rights activist Aminatou
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Kerry Kennedy with Sahrawi human rights activist Aminatou Haidar as Haidar receives the 2008 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award.

Kerry Kennedy speaks with a family during her
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Kerry Kennedy speaks with a family during her August 2012 visit to Western Sahara with 2008 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award recipient Aminatou Haidar.

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Kerry Kennedy, Ethel Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy
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Kerry Kennedy, Ethel Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. during a 2012 march with 2003 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award laureates, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, fighting for farmworkers' rights at Publix Supermarket in Florida.

Mary Richardson Kennedy, Harry Wu, Robert F. Kennedy
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Mary Richardson Kennedy, Harry Wu, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Kerry Kennedy attend the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights Ripple of Hope awards dinner in New York. (Nov. 17, 2010)

Activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and sister Kerry
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Activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and sister Kerry Kennedy attend the 2011 Riverkeeper Fishermen's Ball at Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan. (April 13, 2011)

Kerry Kennedy, left, Matt Kennedy and Kate Manning
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Kerry Kennedy, left, Matt Kennedy and Kate Manning attend the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights 2011 Ripple of Hope Awards dinner at Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan. (Dec. 5, 2011)

Kerry Kennedy and a guest attend the Robert
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Kerry Kennedy and a guest attend the Robert F. Kennedy Foundation Of Europe Charity Event in Venice, Italy. (Sept. 3, 2010)

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Kerry Kennedy with Abel Barrera as Barrera receives
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Kerry Kennedy with Abel Barrera as Barrera receives the 2010 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award.

Event emcee Kerry Kennedy addresses the audience during
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Event emcee Kerry Kennedy addresses the audience during the 2012 Jefferson Awards for public service at The Pierre Hotel on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. (March 6, 2012)

Actor Paul Sorvino and Kerry Kennedy attend the
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Actor Paul Sorvino and Kerry Kennedy attend the “Speak Truth To Power: Voices Beyond The Dark” benefit reading at The Public Theater in Manhattan. (May 3, 2010)

Kerry Kennedy speaks before presenting the 2009 Robert
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Kerry Kennedy speaks before presenting the 2009 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award to Women of Zimbabwe Arise, at the White House.

Kerry Kennedy, president of the Robert Kennedy Foundation,
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Kerry Kennedy, president of the Robert Kennedy Foundation, arrives with a delegation at the Moroccan National Council for Human Rights in Rabat. Kerry Kennedy and her delegation were set to meet Driss El Yazami, president of the Moroccan National Council for Human Rights, after having toured Western Sahara, meeting with various tribesmen and local officials to promote human rights in the region. (Aug. 28, 2012)

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Kerry Kennedy, president of the Robert Kennedy Foundation
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Kerry Kennedy, president of the Robert Kennedy Foundation arrives with a delegation at the Moroccan National Council for Human Rights in Rabat. (Aug. 28, 2012)

Kerry Kennedy, president of the Robert Kennedy Foundation,
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Kerry Kennedy, president of the Robert Kennedy Foundation, shakes hands with Driss El Yazami, president of the Moroccan National Council for Human Rights, at the Council for Human Rights in Rabat, Morocco. (Aug. 28, 2012)

Kerry Kennedy, president of the Robert Kennedy Foundation,
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Kerry Kennedy, president of the Robert Kennedy Foundation, arrives with a delegation at the Moroccan National Council for Human Rights in Rabat, Morocco. (Aug. 28, 2012)

Kerry Kennedy, right, president of the Robert Kennedy
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Kerry Kennedy, right, president of the Robert Kennedy Foundation, arrives with a delegation at the Moroccan National Council for Human Rights in Rabat, Morocco. Kennedy had toured Western Sahara to promote human rights. (Aug. 28, 2012)

Kerry Kennedy arrives with a delegation at the
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Kerry Kennedy arrives with a delegation at the Moroccan National Council for Human Rights in Rabat, Morocco. Kerry Kennedy had toured Western Sahara, meeting with tribesmen and local officials to promote human rights in the region. (Aug. 28, 2012)

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Kerry Kennedy with Driss El Yazami, president of
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Kerry Kennedy with Driss El Yazami, president of the Moroccan National Council for Human Rights, at the Council for Human Rights in Rabat, Morocco. (Aug. 28, 2012)

A uniformed police officer in El-Ayoun attacks a
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A uniformed police officer in El-Ayoun attacks a nonviolent protester in Morocco. (Aug. 25, 2012)

Members of the secret police reach into a
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Members of the secret police reach into a car in El-Ayoun, Morocco, obstructing the photographer, Mariah Kennedy-Cuomo, daughter of Kerry Kennedy while another officer in El-Ayoun attacks a nonviolent protester in Morocco. (Aug. 25, 2012)

Secret police in El-Ayoun, Morocco, block Mariah Kennedy-Cuomo
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Secret police in El-Ayoun, Morocco, block Mariah Kennedy-Cuomo from photographing the beating of a nonviolent protester. (Aug. 25, 2012)

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