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Victoria Wisniewski Otero

Victoria Wisniewski Otero

Human Rights Advocate

Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success

Do you have to be ruthlessly ambitious and cutthroat to get ahead? It is refreshing to see the author argue the opposite. People who succeed the most in life put others before them and think of the greater good.


How to start a movement

I would always show this to students and refugees I would train! Is leadership overrated? The first "followers" are often key to success. This talk reflects on that in a clever and unexpected way.


Applying a Rights-based Approach: An inspirational guide for civil society

This is such a clear and concise guide about how to mainstream human rights principles into programming. It has always been my North Star. Its beauty is its simplicity.

About Victoria Wisniewski Otero

Victoria is a human rights advocate based in Hong Kong. From 2012 to 2016, she worked at Justice Centre Hong Kong, a non-profit assisting vulnerable forced migrants – refugees, other people seeking protection, victims of torture, human trafficking and forced labour, as the Advocacy and Campaigns Manager. Victoria is passionate about democratizing human rights and fostering active citizenship amongst underrepresented communities. She is currently embarking on a project called Resolve, which aims to provide grassroots leaders from ethnic minority communities with rights awareness, advocacy skills and mentoring through a year-long fellowship. It aims to bring together local ethnic minorities (Hong Kong residents, migrants and refugees) under a collective banner for the first time to combat racial discrimination and promote a more inclusive and multicultural Hong Kong.

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