The Human Rights Heroes
Sometimes it can seem we are surrounded by bad news in the world. When human rights abusers, conflict and atrocities dominate the headlines, they can appear to be everywhere. So it is particularly important to know and acknowledge the people at the other end of the spectrum, the people who devote their lives to upholding the rights outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, who stick their necks out for justice, who work to empower people they have never met, and who risk their lives to bring someone in need the resources they need to survive.
We will never have the time and space to name them all. They actually ARE everywhere, in local communities, in conflict regions putting their lives at risk to save lives, in offices working to make a difference, in official positions, in NGOs and working on line to support human rights causes.
You will never have a true picture of the world without having the spotlight on the heroes as well as the perpetrators.
If we have missed someone you feel should be here, please let us know.