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.

 1 Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai
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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: July 12, 1997
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Pakistani

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 Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw
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Famous As: Baseball Pitcher
Birthdate: March 19, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

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.

 3 Doris Roberts

Doris Roberts
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 4, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
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.

 4 Joan Chandos Baez

Joan Chandos Baez
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 9, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

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.

 5 Kate Bolduan

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: July 28, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
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.

 6 Elizabeth Smart

Elizabeth Smart
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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: November 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

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.

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 7 Sean Hepburn Ferrer

Sean Hepburn Ferrer
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Famous As: Film Producer
Birthdate: July 17, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Swiss
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 8 Ally Walker

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 25, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 9 Sophie Thompson

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 20, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British

 10 Nancy Kwan

Nancy Kwan
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 19, 1939
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Hong Konger, American

 11 Kailash Satyarthi

Kailash Satyarthi
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Famous As: Child Rights Activist
Birthdate: January 11, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Indian

 12 Alyssa Diaz

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 7, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
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 13 Celeste Holm

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 29, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: July 15, 2012

 14 Cassie Scerbo

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 30, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 15 Quinton Aaron

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 15, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 16 Ryan Merriman

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 10, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 17 Donna Rice

Donna Rice
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: January 7, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 18 Amanda Brugel

Amanda Brugel
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 24, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Canadian

 19 Paul Petersen

Paul Petersen
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 23, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 20 Nandita Das

Nandita Das
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 7, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Indian

 21 Nandana Sen

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 19, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Indian

 22 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
Nationality: Swedish

 23 Shiva Rose

Shiva Rose
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 8, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Iranian, American

 24 Iqbal Masih

Iqbal Masih
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Famous As: Children's Rights Activist
Birthdate: 1983 AD
Nationality: Pakistani
Died: April 16, 1995

 25 Hunter Tylo

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 3, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 26 Tehmina Durrani

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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: February 18, 1953
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Pakistani

 27 Terry Saban

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Famous As: Nick Saban's Wife
Birthdate: 0000 AD
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 28 Craig Kielburger

Craig Kielburger
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Famous As: Canadian Author
Birthdate: December 17, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Canadian

 29 Edith Cowan

Edith Dircksey Cowan
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Famous As: Social Campaigner
Birthdate: August 2, 1861
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Australian
Died: June 9, 1932

 30 Christina Evangeline

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Famous As: Kenan Thompson's Wife
Birthdate: March 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Canadian

 31 Florence Kelley

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Famous As: Social Reformer
Birthdate: September 12, 1859
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: February 17, 1932

 32 Emily Greene Balch

Emily Greene Balch
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Famous As: Social Activist
Birthdate: January 8, 1867
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: January 9, 1961

 33 Amanda Smith

Amanda Smith
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Famous As: Leader
Birthdate: January 23, 1837
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: February 24, 1915

 34 Efua Sutherland

Efua Sutherland
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Famous As: Playwright
Birthdate: June 27, 1924
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Ghanaian
Died: January 2, 1996

 35 Grace Abbott

Grace Abbott
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Famous As: Social Worker
Birthdate: November 17, 1878
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: June 19, 1939

 36 Julia Lathrop

Julia Lathrop
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Famous As: Social worker
Birthdate: June 29, 1858
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: April 15, 1932

 37 Sheila Kitzinger

Sheila Kitzinger
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: March 29, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British
Died: April 11, 2015

 38 James P. Grant

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

 39 Bertha Holt

Bertha Holt
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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: February 5, 1904
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: 2000 AD

 40 Akua Dansua

Akua Dansua
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Famous As: Ghanaian Politician
Birthdate: April 23, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Ghanaian

 41 Lucy Flower

Lucy Flower
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Famous As: Children's Rights Activist
Birthdate: May 10, 1837
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: April 27, 1921
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