Anthea Lawson — Advaya


Anthea Lawson

Anthea Lawson leads the Beyond Activism initiative at Perspectiva. Troubled by the ways in which campaigning sometimes replicates what it tries to change, she is working to enquire into the inner life of activism and what it means for our efforts to change the outer world in which we live. Anthea trained and worked as a reporter at The Times, then did investigations into the arms trade and corruption in the natural resource industries for campaigning organisations such as Amnesty International and Global Witness. Following an investigation into how the finance sector fuels grand corruption, she launched an award-winning campaign for transparency in company ownership, which – with the hard work of many other activists – has resulted in new laws in 42 countries. She is still campaigning to get a pelican crossing installed at the end of her road.

Antea Lawson, Activism

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