List of famous human rights activists with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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.

Amal Alamuddin Amal Clooney
Lebanese, British

Bianca Jagger Bianca Jagger
Nicaraguan, British

Jorja Fox Jorja Fox
American

Ai Weiwei Ai Weiwei
Chinese

Graça Machel Graça Machel
Mozambican

Alan Lomax Alan Lomax
American

Edith Dircksey Cowan Edith Cowan
Australian

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Waleed Abulkhair Waleed Abulkhair
Saudi Arabian

K. D. Lang K. D. Lang
Canadian

Jane ElliottJane Elliott
American

Manisha KoiralaManisha Koirala
Indian, Nepalese
Van JonesVan Jones
American

Nazanin BoniadiNazanin Boniadi
Iranian, British, American

Lorraine HansberryLorraine Hansberry
American
Q'orianka KilcherQ'orianka Kilcher
German

Michelle AlexanderMichelle Alexander
American
Jello BiafraJello Biafra
American

Maajid NawazMaajid Nawaz
British

Zelda RubinsteinZelda Rubinstein
American

Gloria AllredGloria Allred
American

Lady Miss KierLady Miss Kier
American
Ella BakerElla Baker
American

Nadia MuradNadia Murad
Iraqi

Andrew KoenigAndrew Koenig
American

SugathakumariSugathakumari
Indian
Denis MukwegeDenis Mukwege
Congolese
Shiva RoseShiva Rose
Iranian, American

Geronimo PrattGeronimo Pratt
American

Jack HererJack Herer
American

Mangosuthu ButheleziMangosuthu Buthelezi
South African
Roy JenkinsRoy Jenkins
British, Welsh

Ramsey ClarkRamsey Clark
American
Iris ChangIris Chang
American

Mahasweta DeviMahasweta Devi
Indian

Eduard LimonovEduard Limonov
French, Russian
Walter SisuluWalter Sisulu
South African

Ophelia DahlOphelia Dahl
American
Domenico ModugnoDomenico Modugno
Italian

Natan SharanskyNatan Sharansky
Israeli

Bogd KhanBogd Khan
Mongolian
Serge KlarsfeldSerge Klarsfeld
French

Oodgeroo NoonuccalOodgeroo Noonuccal
Australian
Charles W. ChesnuttCharles W. Chesnutt
American

Frances LearFrances Lear
American

Levi CoffinLevi Coffin
American

Nellie McClungNellie McClung
Canadian
Nasrin SotoudehNasrin Sotoudeh
Iranian

Vladimir BukovskyVladimir Bukovsky
Russian

Jacob M. AppelJacob M. Appel
American

Asma JahangirAsma Jahangir
Pakistani

Chico MendesChico Mendes
Brazilian
Manning MarableManning Marable
American

Hussein-Ali MontazeriHussein-Ali Montazeri
Iranian
Randall RobinsonRandall Robinson
American

Jan EgelandJan Egeland
Norwegian

Peter BenensonPeter Benenson
British
Fatima MeerFatima Meer
South African

Maziar BahariMaziar Bahari
Canadian
Irwin CotlerIrwin Cotler
Canadian

Fang LizhiFang Lizhi
Chinese
Frédéric OzanamFrédéric Ozanam
French

Anna WalentynowiczAnna Walentynowicz
Polish

Maggie KuhnMaggie Kuhn
American
Charlotte Forten GrimkéCharlotte Forten Grimké
American

Yelena BonnerYelena Bonner
Armenian, Russian, Turkmen
Natalya EstemirovaNatalya Estemirova
Russian