Famous Children's Rights Activists - List of Famous Children's Rights Activists

A child rights activist may refer to any kind of activist who is actively involved in the protection and nurturing of the rights of children and minors who may be subjected various kinds of human right abuses. A child right activist may either work with an organization, a group or as an individual and is completely committed to cause of children’s rights. They provide children with the various basic needs like food, education, shelter and also play a crucial role in shaping the psychological and emotional health of the child. A child rights activist may deal with abandoned babies, street children, poor and neglected children, orphans, children of drug addicts or alcohol addicts, children of criminals, children of war victims, children abandoned and affected due to war and many other affected children. A child rights activist may also work with sexually abused children, children of sex workers of AIDS patients. A child’s right activist may work for several campaigns that are related to the welfare of children and the protection of their rights in the society. To get acquainted with some of the world’s most prominent and famous anti-corruption activists, continue to read their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

The Most Famous Children's Rights Activists

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Iqbal Masih1983PakistaniIqbal Masih was a Pakistani boy who suffered as a child labourer and later became a symbol of child labour
Edith CowanAugust 2, 1861AustralianEdith Dircksey Cowan (née Brown) was an Australian politician and social campaigner
Emily Greene BalchJanuary 8, 1867AmericanEmily Greene Balch was an American economist, sociologist and pacifist who won the 1946 Nobel Peace Prize
Akua DansuaApril 23, 1958GhanaianAkua Dansua is a Ghanaian journalist and politician who was a Member of Parliament for more than a decade
Malala YousafzaiJuly 12, 1997PakistaniMalala Yousafzai is a Pakistani women’s rights activist and the youngest-ever Nobel laureate
Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and GästriklandJune 10, 1982SwedishPrincess Madeleine is a Duchess who belongs to the royal family of Sweden
Kailash SatyarthiJanuary 11, 1954IndianKailash Satyarthi is an Indian child rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner who formed the Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA)
Craig KielburgerDecember 17, 1982CanadianCraig Kielburger is a Canadian author, activist, columnist, humanitarian and children’s rights activist
Joan Chandos BaezJanuary 9, 1941AmericanJoan Baez is a folk singer-songwriter and a prominent social activist
Edith Cowan

Edith Cowan

Edith Dircksey Cowan (née Brown) was an Australian politician and social campaigner

Emily Greene Balch

Emily Greene Balch was an American economist, sociologist and pacifist who won the 1946 Nobel Peace Prize

AmericanJanuary 8, 1867172 views

Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland

Princess Madeleine is a Duchess who belongs to the royal family of Sweden

SwedishJune 10, 1982148 views

Akua Dansua

Akua Dansua is a Ghanaian journalist and politician who was a Member of Parliament for more than a decade

GhanaianApril 23, 1958166 views

Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani women’s rights activist and the youngest-ever Nobel laureate

PakistaniJuly 12, 1997162 views

Kailash Satyarthi

Kailash Satyarthi is an Indian child rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner who formed the Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA)

IndianJanuary 11, 1954139 views

Joan Chandos Baez

Joan Baez is a folk singer-songwriter and a prominent social activist

Craig Kielburger

Craig Kielburger is a Canadian author, activist, columnist, humanitarian and children’s rights activist

CanadianDecember 17, 1982107 views

Iqbal Masih

Iqbal Masih was a Pakistani boy who suffered as a child labourer and later became a symbol of child labour

Pakistani1983475 views