A small woman with a relentless spirit and a lifetime of sacrifice, Dolores Huerta has spent almost 60 years on the front lines of labor advocacy and civil rights. Her courage, wit and determination has not only helped improve the living and working conditions of countless families, but has inspired many others to take risks to achieve an “inheritance of justice.”
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.
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.
Against the will of her family and the wishes of those in power, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland gives us a beautiful example of personal courage, commitment and drive to raise awareness about generations of social injustice. […]
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, […]
Farida Nekzad boldly defies the threats of warlords, politicians and radical religious leaders as she leads and inspires fellow women to break the silence on Afghan repression and violence. For over two decades she has […]
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.