Luigi Ciotti works tirelessly to build communities that are standing together are slowly turning the tides of corruption and oppression in Italy.
Fan Yew Teng lived a life that empowered others through knowledge, inspired them through his action, and lead them with boldness and humility when asked. His story is packed with incidents of courage, risk and compassion that were never boasted about. Here are some of his heroic actions and decisions we do know.
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 […]
Kathryn Bolkovac was formerly a police officer from Lincoln, Nebraska now with the U.N. International Police Task Force hoping to earn extra money college money for her children, travel the world, and learn more about […]
Susan B. Anthony – “The Workhorse of the Women’s Rights movement.” A courageous leader in educational reform, labor activism, abolitionism, temperance, and most prominently, women’s rights.
The end of high school is an exciting time for most students. In many countries it means a journey into higher education and/or the beginning of an adult life. In Israel, students prepare to join […]
Malala has become a young national hero in Pakistan, known for her powerful voice and her courage to stand up for freedom and human rights. From the age of 11 she has boldly expressed her feeling about the restrictions imposed on female education and has united with other students to face an intimidating foe. This past week, the teenage Malala was shot in a failed assassination attempt, she is currently in critical condition.
Few people highlight the trait of endurance better than Jovito Salonga. During some of the most tumultuous years in Filipino history, Jovito continued to be a voice and force for positive change. His lifetime of dreaming for his country and his determination to reach those goals have helped to shape the Philippines into a more just and democratic society.
The greatest heroes are made of courage and wisdom built through years of overcoming struggle. Riad Seif is one of the many valiant heroes who have dedicated their lives to confronting the repressive Syrian regime. […]
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, […]