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.
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 1 Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai.
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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: July 12, 1997
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mingora, Swat, Pakistan

Named to Time 100 thrice, Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai exhibits phenomenal grit and inspires young girls everywhere. An assassination attempt by Islamic fundamentalists could not dampen her spirit, and she fought back with a bestselling memoir and won the Nobel Peace Prize as its youngest recipient, at 17.

 2 Elizabeth Smart

Elizabeth Smart.
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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: November 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Elizabeth Smart is a child safety activist who gained national attention when she was kidnapped from her home at the age of 14. She was held captive for nine months before she was rescued by the cops. Smart went on to become an activist and works against human trafficking and abduction. In 2011, she became the founder of the Elizabeth Smart Foundation.

 3 Joan Chandos Baez

Joan Chandos Baez.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 9, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Staten Island, New York, United States

Singer, songwriter, musician, and activist Joan Baez has been active in the music world for over six decades. She emerged as a major musical figure in the counterculture era of the 1960s. Her music encompasses various genres like pop, folk-rock, country, and gospel music. She is involved in civil rights, human rights, and environmental activism as well.

 4 Doris Roberts

Doris Roberts.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 4, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: April 17, 2016

Five-time Emmy Award-winning actor Doris Roberts is best remembered as Marie Barone from the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond and as Mildred Krebs from Remington Steele. She also appeared on various talk/game shows and in films such as The Honeymoon Killers. She was a prominent animal rights activist, too.

 5 Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw.
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Famous As: Baseball Pitcher
Birthdate: March 19, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States

An eight-time MLB All-Star, Clayton Kershaw is an American professional baseball player, often described as the best pitcher in the history of baseball. Also known for his humanitarian work, Clayton Kershaw has been honored with the Branch Rickey Award and Roberto Clemente Award. A prolific donator, Kershaw donated $260,000 to build an orphanage called Hope's Home.

 6 Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa.
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: August 22, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England

At fourteen, singer Dua Lipa began her career by posting covers of famous songs on YouTube. She soon signed a contract with Warner Music Group and shot into fame with the release of her eponymous chart topping debut album. Since then, she has released her critically acclaimed second album, bagged two Grammys and created history at 2018 BRIT Awards.

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 7 Kailash Satyarthi

Kailash Satyarthi.
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Famous As: Child Rights Activist
Birthdate: January 11, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vidisha, India
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 8 Ally Walker

Ally Walker.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 25, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tullahoma, Tennessee, US

 9 Sean Hepburn Ferrer

Sean Hepburn Ferrer.
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Famous As: Film Producer
Birthdate: July 17, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lucerne

Sean Hepburn Ferrer is an American author and film producer who has worked on films, such as Inchon and Blood In Blood Out. Also known for his charity work, Sean established the Audrey Hepburn Children's Fund a year after Audrey Hepburn's death. In 2020, he published a children's book, with the proceeds benefitting the European Organisation for Rare Diseases.

 10 Kate Bolduan

Kate Bolduan.
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: July 28, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Goshen, Indiana, United States
The youngest morning show anchor on any major TV network, Kate Bolduan is an eminent American broadcast journalist for CNN. She covered the 2016 U.S Presidntial campaign for a global audience, as the anchor of CNN international program called State of America with Kate Bolduan.

 11 Sophie Thompson

Sophie Thompson.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 20, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, England, United Kingdom

Sophie Thompson is a British actress known for her portrayal of the Baker's Wife in the London revival of Into the Woods, for which she received the Olivier Award under the Best Actress in a Musical category. She has received six other nominations at the Olivier Awards. Also a writer, Thompson has authored a recipe book and a children's book.

 12 Alyssa Diaz

Alyssa Diaz.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 7, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Northridge neighborhood of Los Angeles, California

Alyssa Diaz is an American actress known for playing important roles in TV series, such as As the World Turns, The Nine Lives of Chloe King, Army Wives, and Ray Donovan. Thanks to her Colombian and Mexican origin, Diaz has been typecast into playing Hispanic characters. She is currently playing Mika Camarena in the crime drama TV series, Narcos: Mexico.

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 13 Bernice King

Bernice King
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Famous As: Minister
Birthdate: March 28, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Bernice King is an American minister best known as the daughter of the popular activist and leader Martin Luther King Jr. Over the years, Barnice King has supported many noble causes for which she has been honored with several awards. In 2009, she was honored at the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Convention for her service to women.

 14 Quinton Aaron

Quinton Aaron.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 15, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States

 15 Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland

Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland.
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Famous As: Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland
Birthdate: June 10, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Drottningholm Palace

 Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland is the youngest child of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia.  Third in line of succession to the Swedish throne at the time of her birth, she is currently the eighth. She is involved in extensive charity work and undertakes various engagements on the behalf of her father. 

 16 Cassie Scerbo

Cassie Scerbo.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 30, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Long Island, New York, United States

 17 Paul Petersen

Paul Petersen
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 23, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Glendale, California, USA

 18 Nancy Kwan

Nancy Kwan.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 19, 1939
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: British Hong Kong
Born to a British mother and a Chinese father, Nancy Kwan became a symbol of the rise of Asian artists in Hollywood. She earned her breakthrough role in The World of Suzie Wong while still a budding ballerina. Following her son’s death due to HIV, she began promoting AIDS awareness.

 19 Donna Rice

Donna Rice.
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: January 7, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

 20 Ryan Merriman

Ryan Merriman.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 10, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Choctaw, Oklahoma, United States

 21 Shiva Rose

Shiva Rose
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 8, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, USA

 22 Celeste Holm

Celeste Holm.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 29, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: July 15, 2012

 23 Amanda Brugel

Amanda Brugel
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 24, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pointe Claire, Québec, Canada

Best known for her award-winning role of Rita in the Hulu series The Handmaid’s Tale, Canadian actor Amanda Brugel is also known for her roles in films such as Sex After Kids and series such as Paradise Falls. She has also launched Brugs Army, a non-profit body for women and children.

 24 Nandana Sen

Nandana Sen
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 19, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Calcutta, West Bengal, India

 25 Craig Kielburger

Craig Kielburger.
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Famous As: Canadian Author
Birthdate: December 17, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Thornhill, Vaughan, Canada

At age 12, Craig Kielburger and his brother read about a child laborer of his age who was murdered in Pakistan for protesting against child labor in his country, and the duo immediately stepped into action. Their organization Free the Children led to the formation of the WE Movement.  

 26 Nandita Das

Nandita Das
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 7, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Delhi, India

 27 Hunter Tylo

Hunter Tylo.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 3, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States

 28 Iqbal Masih

Iqbal Masih.
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Famous As: Children's Rights Activist
Birthdate: 1983 AD
Birthplace: Muridke, Pakistan
Died: April 16, 1995

Iqbal Masih was a Pakistani boy who brought to light the prevalence of bonded labor in Pakistan. Iqbal escaped his slavery, studied at the Bonded Labour Liberation Front, and helped liberate more than 3,000 Pakistani children from bonded labor. He was fatally shot at the age of 12. His life inspired the creation of many organizations like We Charity.

 29 Edith Cowan

Edith Cowan.
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Famous As: Social Campaigner
Birthdate: August 2, 1861
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Geraldton, Australia
Died: June 9, 1932

Edith Cowan was an Australian social reformer best remembered for serving as a member of parliament; she was the first Australian woman to do so. She is also remembered for working for the welfare and rights of children and women. In recognition of her contribution, Cowan has been depicted on Australia's fifty-dollar note since 1995.

 30 Florence Kelley

Florence Kelley
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Famous As: Social Reformer
Birthdate: September 12, 1859
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 17, 1932

 31 Emily Greene Balch

Emily Greene Balch.
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Famous As: Social Activist
Birthdate: January 8, 1867
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Boston
Died: January 9, 1961

 32 Tehmina Durrani

Tehmina Durrani
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: February 18, 1953
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lahore, Pakistan

 33 Dominique Folloroux-Ouattara

Dominique Folloroux-Ouattara
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Famous As: First Lady
Birthdate: December 16, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Constantine, Algeria

 34 Efua Sutherland

Efua Sutherland
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Famous As: Playwright
Birthdate: June 27, 1924
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cape Coast, Ghana
Died: January 2, 1996

 35 Grace Abbott

Grace Abbott
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Famous As: Social Worker
Birthdate: November 17, 1878
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Grand Island, Nebraska, United States
Died: June 19, 1939

 36 Amanda Smith

Amanda Smith
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Famous As: Leader
Birthdate: January 23, 1837
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Long Green, Maryland, United States
Died: February 24, 1915

 37 Julia Lathrop

Julia Lathrop
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Famous As: Social worker
Birthdate: June 29, 1858
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rockford, Illinois, United States
Died: April 15, 1932

 38 Sheila Kitzinger

Sheila Kitzinger
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: March 29, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Taunton, England
Died: April 11, 2015

 39 Bertha Holt

Bertha Holt
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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: February 5, 1904
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Died: 2000 AD

 40 James P. Grant

James P. Grant
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Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: May 12, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Beijing, China
Died: January 28, 1995

 41 Akua Dansua

Akua Dansua.
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Famous As: Ghanaian Politician
Birthdate: April 23, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hohoe

 42 Khajidsuren Bolormaa

Khajidsuren Bolormaa
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: January 18, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

 43 Terry Saban

Terry Saban.
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Famous As: Nick Saban's Wife
Birthdate: 0000 AD

 44 Christina Evangeline

Christina Evangeline.
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Famous As: Kenan Thompson's Wife
Birthdate: March 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

 45 Lucy Flower

Lucy Flower
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Famous As: Children's Rights Activist
Birthdate: May 10, 1837
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 27, 1921
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