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Mary  Robinson
Mary Robinson

Former President of Ireland & Chair of The Elders

One of the world’s most respected advocates for human rights and Ireland’s first woman President, Mary Robinson leads the mission of the Mary Robinson Foundation—Climate Justice.

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President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

First Female President of Liberia

Sirleaf, “Africa’s Iron Lady,” is the continent’s first democratically-elected woman leader and a Nobel Peace Prize-winning advocate for freedom, justice, women’s empowerment and democracy.

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Nicholas  Kristof
Nicholas Kristof

Pulitzer Prize-Winning NYT Columnist

How good do you really have to be, to be christened the reporter’s reporter…by other reporters? You have to be Nicholas Kristof – good.

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Gro Harlem Brundtland
Gro Harlem Brundtland

First Female Prime Minister of Norway

Former prime minister of Norway and director-general of the World Health Organization, speaker Gro Brundtland has dedicated herself to making the world a better place.

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Nontombi Naomi  Tutu
Nontombi Naomi Tutu

Race & Gender Justice Activist

The daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Naomi carries on the family legacy to heal the wounds of racism and promote understanding through truth and reconciliation.

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Shirin  Ebadi
Shirin Ebadi

Nobel Peace Prize-Winning Activist & Lawyer

Iranian lawyer and activist Shirin Ebadi is the first Muslim to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. She speaks about democracy and the fundamental rights of women, children and every individual.

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Tawakkol  Karman
Tawakkol Karman

Nobel Prize-Winning Human Rights Activist

Tawakkol Karman is a Yemeni journalist, politician, human rights activist and the co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. As the face of the Yemeni uprising, she was instrumental in helping shape the Arab Spring.

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Rigoberta  Menchu-Tum
Rigoberta Menchu-Tum

Human Rights Activist / Nobel Laureate

Menchu-Tum's efforts for human rights for the indigenous and aboriginal Indians of Guatemala have established her as an advocate for peace. Her work has earned her the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize.

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