Amnesty International has recognized Grammy winning singer, Alicia Keys, with their 2017 annual Ambassador of Conscience award. The accolade was given to pay tribute to her illustrious career addressing critical issues ranging from the global refugee crisis, criminal justice reform, HIV and AIDS in children, to gun violence and inequality. Keys, 36, said in a statement that the honor is

“one of the most proud moments of my life… This recognition inspires me to keep fighting for human rights, tolerance, kindness and understanding.”

Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Award is the organization’s top honor, recognizing those who have shown exceptional leadership in the fight for human rights, through their life and work. The organization has acknowledge world leaders such as Nelson Mandela and other musicians who have inspired and campaigned for change including U2, Peter Gabriel and Harry Belafonte. Amnesty International is currently the world’s largest grassroots human rights organization. They are built by volunteers and have become a global movement of people fighting injustice and promoting human rights for half a century. They have also been the proud recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize for their life-saving work.

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