Guy Môquet is a symbol of French resistance and national pride after being executed by the occupying Germans. His final letter to his family is remembered across France.
After escaping child slavery himself, Iqbal Masih joined the Bonded Labor Liberation Front (BLLF) of Pakistan to begin his fight against child labor.
William Wilberforce was a British politician, philanthropist, and a leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade.
José Ramos-Horta fought for the freedom of East Timor over many decades, finally becoming Prime Minister thirty years after fleeing the country.
Spartacus is famous for his role as general in the slave revolt of the Third Servile War.
Ginetta Sagan was a vital part of the expansion of Amnesty International around the world.
Peter Benenson founded Amnesty International – the leading champion of human rights in the world.
Nancy Wake worked as a courier for the French Resistance. She was so successful that she was nicknamed her White Mouse and by 1943 had listed the reward for her capture at five million francs.
Craig Kielburger is the founder of Free the Children – ‘Children helping children through education’. He started the program at the age of 12.