Nelson Mandela radiates dignity and purpose. Even after his imprisonment for nearly three decades he stood tall and was the first ever person to be elected in a fully representative democratic election inSouth Africa.
Nelson Mandela was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 along with Frederik Willem de Klerk for "their work for the peaceful termination of the apartheid regime, and for laying the foundations for a new democraticSouth Africa".
"No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than it's opposite."
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Ayaan shows incredible strength and determination in her passion to support women’s rights. She has risked her life to let the world know what women world-wide are subjected to in the name of religion and culture.
“It is a matter of principle that women are free and equal”
Her books are raw with their honesty, insightfulness and passion for equality. She has also helped establish the AHA foundation in order to “protect and defend the rights of women and girls in the west from oppression justified by religion and culture”.
Aung San Suu Kyi
Aung San Suu Kyi was a prisoner of conscience in Burma for 15 years and she only recently accepted her Nobel Peace Prize, which had been awarded in 1991. She remains committed and passionate about the potential for positive change inBurma. She is a strong and compassionate campaigner for human rights.
In her Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech she calls for a “spirit of union” and National reconciliation inBurma.
“I believe that democratic institutions and practices are necessary for the guarantee of human rights”.
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