Women Human Rights Activists

Throughout history, there have been many women human rights activists who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female human rights activists such as Hillary Clinton, Rigoberta Menchú, Amal Alamuddin, Anita Roddick, Shirin Ebadi.The women human rights activists featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Australia and many more countries.

 1 Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton
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Famous As: Former First Lady, Political Leader
Birthdate: October 26, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

Married to former US president, Bill Clinton, Hilary Clinton served as the First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Thereafter, she became the first First Lady to hold US senator office. The former Secretary of State in the administration of Barrack Obama also fought and lost, as a Democratic nominee, the 2016 presidential election against Donald Trump.

 2 Amal Clooney

Amal Alamuddin
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Famous As: Lawyer, Activist
Birthdate: February 3, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Lebanese, British

Amal Clooney is a Lebanese-British barrister, specializing in human rights and international law. Her clients include popular and influential personalities like Yulia Tymoshenko, Nadia Murad, and Julian Assange. Her work and philanthropic activities gained media coverage after her wedding to actor George Clooney. The Clooneys are well-known philanthropists and are founders of the Clooney Foundation for Justice.

 3 Kerry Kennedy

Kerry Kennedy
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Famous As: Human rights activist
Birthdate: September 8, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 4 Manisha Koirala

Manisha Koirala
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 16, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Indian, Nepalese

 5 Nazanin Boniadi

Nazanin Boniadi
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 22, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Iranian, British, American

 6 Q'orianka Kilcher

Q'orianka Kilcher
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 11, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: German

 7 Jane Elliott

Jane Elliott
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Famous As: Schoolteacher
Birthdate: May 27, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
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 8 Bianca Jagger

Bianca Jagger
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 2, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Nicaraguan, British

 9 Laurie Holden

Laurie Holden
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 17, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 10 Melissa Mathison

Melissa Mathison
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Famous As: Screenwriter
Birthdate: June 3, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: November 4, 2015

 11 Zelda Rubinstein

Zelda Rubinstein
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 28, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: January 27, 2010

 12 Jorja Fox

Jorja Fox
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 7, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 13 Yolanda King

Yolanda King
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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: November 17, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: May 15, 2007

 14 Lorraine Hansberry

Lorraine Hansberry
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Famous As: Writer, Theatre director, Screenwriter, Playwright, Human rights activist
Birthdate: May 19, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: January 12, 1965

 15 Nadia Murad

Nadia Murad
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Famous As: Human rights activist
Birthdate: 1993 AD
Nationality: Iraqi

 16 Lady Miss Kier

Lady Miss Kier
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 15, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 17 Gloria Allred

Gloria Allred
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Famous As: Attorney
Birthdate: July 3, 1941
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 18 Teji Bachchan

Teji Bachchan
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Famous As: Human rights activist
Birthdate: August 12, 1914
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Indian
Died: December 21, 2007

 19 Graça Machel

Graça Machel
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 17, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Mozambican

 20 Ella Baker

Ella Baker
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Famous As: American activist
Birthdate: December 13, 1903
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: December 13, 1986

 21 Anita Roddick

Anita Roddick
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Birthdate: October 23, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British
Died: September 10, 2007

 22 Rigoberta Menchú

Rigoberta Menchú
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Famous As: Activist,Politician,Author
Birthdate: January 9, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Guatemalan

 23 Sugathakumari

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Famous As: Writer, Human rights activist, Children's writer
Birthdate: January 3, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Indian

 24 Shiva Rose

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

 25 Michelle Alexander

Michelle Alexander
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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: October 7, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 26 Iris Chang

Iris Chang
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: March 28, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: November 9, 2004

 27 Mahasweta Devi

Mahasweta Devi
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Famous As: Human rights activist, Writer, Poet, Novelist, Educator, Short story writer
Birthdate: January 14, 1926
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Indian
Died: July 28, 2016

 28 Ophelia Dahl

Ophelia Dahl
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Famous As: Human rights activist
Birthdate: May 12, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 29 Shirin Ebadi

Shirin Ebadi
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Famous As: Human Rights Activist
Birthdate: June 21, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Iranian

 30 Fatima Meer

Fatima Meer
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: August 12, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: South African
Died: March 12, 2010

 31 Nasrin Sotoudeh

Nasrin Sotoudeh
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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: May 30, 1963
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Iranian

 32 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

 33 Nellie McClung

Nellie McClung
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Famous As: Novelist, Writer, Politician, Human rights activist, Feminist
Birthdate: October 20, 1873
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Canadian
Died: September 1, 1951

 34 Oodgeroo Noonuccal

Oodgeroo Noonuccal
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Famous As: Poet, Author, Human rights activist, Writer
Birthdate: November 3, 1920
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Australian
Died: September 16, 1993

 35 Frances Lear

Frances Lear
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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: July 14, 1923
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: September 30, 1996

 36 Lillian Wald

Lillian Wald
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Famous As: Humanitarian, Nurse, Activist
Birthdate: March 10, 1867
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: September 1, 1940

 37 Caroline Chisholm

Caroline Jones Chisholm
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Famous As: Immigrant Welfare Activist
Birthdate: May 30, 1808
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British
Died: March 25, 1877

 38 Asma Jahangir

Asma Jahangir
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Famous As: Human rights activist, Lawyer
Birthdate: January 27, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Pakistani

 39 Maggie Kuhn

Maggie Kuhn
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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: August 3, 1905
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: April 22, 1995

 40 Anna Walentynowicz

Anna Walentynowicz
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Famous As: Trade unionist
Birthdate: August 15, 1929
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Polish
Died: April 10, 2010

 41 Chiara Lubich

Chiara Lubich
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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: January 22, 1920
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Italian
Died: March 14, 2008

 42 Charlotte Forten Grimké

Charlotte Forten Grimké
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: August 17, 1837
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: July 23, 1914

 43 Yelena Bonner

Yelena Bonner
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Famous As: Human Rights Activist
Birthdate: February 15, 1923
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Armenian, Russian, Turkmen
Died: June 18, 2011

 44 Natalya Estemirova

Natalya Estemirova
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Famous As: Human rights activist
Birthdate: February 28, 1959
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Russian
Died: July 15, 2009

 45 Maggie McGuane

Maggie McGuane
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Famous As: Margot Kidder's Daughter
Birthdate: October 28, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Canadian

 46 Alison Des Forges

Alison Des Forges
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Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: August 20, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: February 12, 2009

 47 Fannie Barrier Williams

Fannie Barrier Williams
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Famous As: Educator
Birthdate: February 12, 1855
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: March 4, 1944

 48 Shabana Rehman Gaarder

Shabana Rehman Gaarder
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: July 14, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Norwegian, Pakistani

 49 Megan Leslie

Megan Leslie
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Famous As: Politician, Human rights activist
Birthdate: September 29, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Canadian

 50 Maria Weston Chapman

Maria Weston Chapman
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Famous As: Abolitionist
Birthdate: July 25, 1806
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: July 12, 1885