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Ai Weiwei to create artworks at Speakers’ Corner for Refugees International.

Ai Weiwei has just announced on his Instagram that on Saturday 10th December 2022 (Human Rights Day), he will be signing blank A4 sheets of paper with invisible UV ink from 2-4pm at Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park, London.

Ai Weiwei has just announced on his Instagram that on Saturday 10th December 2022 (Human Rights Day), he will be signing blank A4 sheets of paper with invisible UV ink from 2-4pm at Speakers’ Corner
Ai Weiwei has just announced on his Instagram that on Saturday 10th December 2022 (Human Rights Day), he will be signing blank A4 sheets of paper with invisible UV ink from 2-4pm at Speakers’ Corner

For those unable to attend there will be a website where this signed edition is available to purchase for £100 from 10th to 20th December 2022. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to @Refugeesintl

This follows on from his joining the board of directors at Refugees International

Refugees International is proud to welcome globally renowned artist and humanitarian Ai Weiwei to its board of directors. As a visionary leader, Mr. Ai will drive forward Refugees International’s work to advance the rights and safety of displaced people everywhere.

“Refugees International’s independence and willingness to speak truth to power makes it a powerful force for displaced people,”

said Mr. Ai.

“With more than 100 million people around the world forced from their homes, our humanity requires us to bear witness and to act.”

“Mr. Ai’s bold leadership is a breath of fresh air in a world where the political will to do the right thing in support of displaced people is becoming increasingly insufficient,“

said Refugees International Interim President Maureen White.

“His art and activism inspires us all and reminds us of our shared humanity—the power both of the individual and of collective action.”

Mr. Ai’s advocacy for displaced people and ongoing partnership with Refugees International has been transformational. In 2018, Refugees International presented Mr. Ai with its Exceptional Service Award for his continuous work and advocacy on behalf of refugees. And in 2020, Mr. Ai launched Ai Weiwei MASK, an art project in collaboration with eBay for Charity that raised funds for COVID-19-related humanitarian and human rights efforts at Human Rights Watch (HRW), Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), and Refugees International. His 2017 film Human Flow focused on the human impact of the refugee crisis based on visits to 23 countries and dozens of refugee camps.

 
 
 
 
 
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Refugees International advocates for lifesaving assistance, human rights, and protection for displaced people and promotes solutions to displacement crises. We do not accept any government or UN funding, ensuring the independence and credibility of our work.

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There are currently more than 100 million people around the world displaced by conflict, human rights abuses, and persecution, and many millions more are displaced each year by climate-related disasters. At a time when the international community’s ability to respond to these crises is stretched thin, Refugees International’s powerful advocacy helps focus planning and response to ensure that resources are going to those who need it most. 

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Refugees International focuses on the important refugee, displacement, humanitarian, and human rights issues that need urgent attention and action. Our advocates travel to some of the world’s most severe displacement crises to investigate first-hand the challenges displaced people face, create policy solutions, and demand action.

Refugees International does not accept government or UN funding, enabling us to speak freely and independently. This means that the humanitarian groups that respond to refugee and other displacement crises often view Refugees International as a key ally. Our expert recommendations are highly valued by senior officials of the U.S. administration and Congress, the United Nations, and governments around the world—the very people whose decisions can bring immediate relief and lifesaving solutions to refugees.

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Refugees International was started in 1979 as a citizens’ movement to protect people fleeing Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. Since then, we have expanded to become a globally focused advocacy organization, and a leading voice for the rights of displaced people worldwide.

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