Famous Human Rights Activists - List of Famous Human Rights Activists - page 3

A human rights activist is one who believes and works either as an individual or as a member of an organization in order to promote and campaign for the basic rights and freedoms that humans are entitled to. A human rights activist will bring out the various human rights violation in the public domain and campaign to restore these rights. On the whole, a human rights activist may be involved in a wide range of campaigns like prevention of hate crimes, prevention of physical torture of convicts, campaigns for political and civil rights, gay rights and many others. A human right activist will campaign against the various kinds of human right abuses and bring these issues in the limelight of the media and the public eye. The United States Human Rights Council, which is one of the most significant organizations in the United States, has addressed several conflicts and human rights issues around the world since the time it was established. Some of the issues it has addressed include, woman’s rights and rights of racial and ethnic minorities among many others. To get acquainted with more interesting information; continue to read on about some of the famous human rights activists, with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

The Most Famous Human Rights Activists

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Anita RoddickOctober 23, 1942BritishAnita Roddick was the founder of ‘The Body Shop’, the popular cosmetic brand
Maggie McGuaneOctober 28, 1976CanadianMaggie McGuane is the daughter of Canadian-American actress and activist Margot Kidder
Michael BoltonFebruary 26, 1953AmericanMichael Bolton is a Grammy Award winning singer and songwriter
Henry DunantMay 8, 1828SwissHenry Dunant or Jean Henri Dunant was a Swiss social and peace activist who founded the Red Cross and was the recipient of the first Nobel Peace Prize
K. D. LangNovember 2, 1961CanadianK
Tindyebwa Agaba WiseBritishTindyebwa Agaba Wise is the adopted son of Emma Thompson and the founder and director of charity organization, ‘Muryango.’
Edith CowanAugust 2, 1861AustralianEdith Dircksey Cowan (née Brown) was an Australian politician and social campaigner
Granville SharpNovember 10, 1735BritishGranville Sharp was a social reformer and a leading British abolitionist
Waleed AbulkhairJune 17, 1979Saudi ArabianWaleed Abulkhair is a prominent Saudi Arabian lawyer and human rights activist
Amal AlamuddinFebruary 3, 1978Lebanese, BritishAmal Alamuddin, is a Lebanese-British barrister, human rights activist and philanthropist
Anita Roddick

Anita Roddick

Anita Roddick was the founder of ‘The Body Shop’, the popular cosmetic brand

BritishOctober 23, 1942633 views

Solomon Northup

Solomon Northup was a famous American abolitionist, who attained unprecedented levels of fame following the publishing of his memoir ’12 Years a Slave.’

AmericanJuly 10, 1807135 views

Ronan Farrow

Ronan Farrow is an American, journalist, human rights lawyer, and activist

AmericanDecember 19, 1987182 views

Ziauddin Yousafzai

Ziauddin Yousafzai is a Pakistani diplomat, educator, educational activist and human rights campaigner

Pakistani1969131 views

Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo was a French poet, novelist and a leading figure of the Romantic Movement in France

FrenchFebruary 26, 1802161 views

Mia Farrow

Mia Farrow is a famous American actress, social worker, former model and human rights activist

Michael Bolton

Michael Bolton is a Grammy Award winning singer and songwriter

AmericanFebruary 26, 1953426 views

Joan Chandos Baez

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

AmericanJanuary 9, 1941101 views

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton is one of the most prominent female politicians of the United States

AmericanOctober 26, 1947142 views

Craig Kielburger

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

CanadianDecember 17, 1982114 views