Activist Profiles

Human Rights
Essays about past and present activists who have made a difference.

Aung San Suu Kyi star
Human rights activist Aung San Suu Kyi spent the better part of two decades under house arrest for defending human rights. Her passion for human rights sets an inspiring example for human rights activists everywhere.

Malala Yousafzai's Message to the United Nations star
At only 16, Malala Yousafzai has already become a fierce advocate for human rights. Her speech before United Nations leaders further demonstrated her keen intelligence, unconquerable spirit, and big plans to change the world. Read on and feel uplifted by her contagious optimism and courage.

Martin Luther King, Jr. star
Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American activist best known for his advancement of civil rights.

Rosa Parks star
Rosa Parks was a courageous figure of the Civil Rights Movement. You may remember her as the woman who wouldn’t give up her seat on the bus.

The Dalai Lama star
The 14th Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of Tibet. He is a fighter for human rights and believes that compassion is the key to a happy life.

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