A Pioneer in Women’s Rights For over 60 years Fatima Ahmed Ibrahim placed herself at the forefront of women’s rights and social change in Sudan. In high school she was writing critiques of colonialism in […]
Here is a collection of 11 inspirational heroes compiled from lists from around the world in 2011. For each of the heroes on this list there are dozens more on the lists they came from, […]
With patience, wisdom and a willingness to sacrifice for others, Nelson Mandela led a movement to unify a divided nation and reconcile decades of pain and racism. Throughout his life, Mandela continuously chose to learn […]
In the mid 1990’s a small minority tribe living in the Niger River Delta stood up for their rights that had been taken by their government and by transnational oil companies. Because of their efforts, […]
No matter where you travel in the world, she has probably been there serving and helping children and communities in need. This feisty Australian woman has spent her life roaming the world in search of […]
With charm, wit and talent, Harry Belafonte has supported and encouraged civil and humanitarian causes around the world. He continuously fought for racial equality wherever he roamed, from the halls of Broadway to the streets of Birmingham. His life-long commitment to uplifting others and his courageous efforts to bring equality and peace has been an inspiration for many.
Tired of witnessing violence, seeing friends and family members killed and fearing for their own safety, youth from the most dangerous cities throughout Colombia began to rise up for peace in 1996. This was no […]
For nearly two decades, Betty Bigombe walked a lonely and treacherous path through the war torn jungles of Northern Uganda and the halls of the Ugandan Parliament. Her determination for peace and her life-risking acts […]
In no particular order, these inspiring people from around the world have caught our attention for their works on behalf of the human community in 2010. Read more about these amazing heroes by following the links to the source material.
Wangari Muta Maathai is a prime example of determination, positive thinking and continued efforts for peace, democracy and sustainable development. She was born in the Nyeri District of Kenya, April 1, 1940. In 1960 she […]