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Freda Meissner-Blau

Freda Meissner-Blau was an Austrian politician and activist. She was an important figure in the Austrian environmental movement. She was a founder and the federal spokesperson of the Austrian Green Party. She was born in Dresden, Germany. Meissne ...

                                               

Sofia Mendoza

Mendoza started a group in East San Jose called" United People Arriba”. United People Arriba watched the police. They watch that people of color were treated equally to white people. She also lead a walk-out. The protest was to stop discriminatio ...

                                               

Uma Shankar Mishra

Uma Shankar Mishra was an Indian politician. He was a Indian Independence Movement Activist. He served as President-District Congress Committee Raebareli until his death in 2016. His political party is Indian National Congress. He was born in Rae ...

                                               

Nawshirwan Mustafa

Nawshirwan Mustafa was an Iraqi Kurdish politician. He served as the General Coordinator of the Movement for Change from 2009 until his death in 2017. He served as the leader of the official opposition in the Kurdistan Region. He was born in Sula ...

                                               

John Mitchel

John Mitchel was an Irish nationalist leader who helped lead a rebellion against British rule in the island in 1848. He was born in Camnish, near Dungiven, County Londonderry. His Jail Journal is one of the most famous works in Irish nationalism.

                                               

Mariko Miyagi

Mariko Miyagi was a Japanese actress, singer, and activist. She was born in Tokyo. She was known for her roles in Panda and the magic serpent, Ten dark women and in Barefoot Gen. In 2012 Miyagi was awarded the Order of the Sacred Treasure. Miyagi ...

                                               

Andrew Mlangeni

Andrew Mokete Mlangeni was a South African political activist and anti-Apartheid activist. Along with Nelson Mandela and others, he was held as part of the Rivonia Trial. He was sentenced to life at Robben Island. He was born in Soweto. After his ...

                                               

Gloria Molina

Gloria Molina was born on May 31, 1948 in Los Angeles, California. Her mother and father moved to the United States from Mexico. She went to school in Pico Rivera, California as a child, and she also went to East Los Angeles College. When she was ...

                                               

Luis Montes Mieza

Luis Montes Mieza was a Spanish anesthetist and pro-euthanasia activist. He was the Federal President of the association "Derecho a Morir Dignamente" from 2009 till his death in 2018. Montes died on 19 April 2018, of a heart attack, while driving ...

                                               

Lenin Moreno

Lenin Boltaire Moreno Garces is an Ecuadorian politician. Moreno is the 44th and current President of Ecuador since 24 May 2017. He was the Vice President of Ecuador from 2007 to 2013, serving under President Rafael Correa. His election as Vice P ...

                                               

Oliver Mtukudzi

Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi was a Zimbabwean musician, businessman, philanthropist and human rights activist. He was a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Southern Africa Region. He was born in Harare. Tuku was thought to have been Zimbabwes most famous an ...

                                               

J. B. Munro

John Baldwin Munro, better known as J. B. Munro, was a New Zealand politician. He was a member of the Labour Party. He was also a disability activist. He was born in Gore, New Zealand. He served on the New Zealand Parliament for Invercargill from ...

                                               

Hasan Mushaima

Hasan Mushaima is an opposition leader in Bahrain. He is the secretary-general of the Haq Movement. He wants more democratic rights in Bahrain. He was a starting member of Al Wefaq. He was in the 1994 uprising in Bahrain. The Bahraini government ...

                                               

Marie Claude Naddaf

In 1994, Naddaf became Mother Superior at the Good Shepherd Convent in Damascus. In 1996, she opened the "Oasis Shelter" with her convent. The Oasis Shelter was the first organization for victims of human trafficking and domestic violence in Syri ...

                                               

Hodan Nalayeh

Hodan Nalayeh was a Somali-Canadian media executive, marketing consultant, social activist and businesswoman. She was the President of the Cultural Integration Agency and the Vice President of Sales & Programming Development of Cameraworks Produc ...

                                               

Irene Natividad

Natividad was born in 1948 in the Philippines. In Natividad’s early life, she and her family spent a lot of time moving. She traveled to Japan, Iran, Greece, and India and learned many languages, including Spanish, French, Tagalong, Farsi, Italia ...

                                               

Dimbulukeni Nauyoma

Dimbulukeni Nauyoma is a Namibian youth activist. Along with Job Amupanda and George Kambala, he co-founded a radical youth movement known as the Affirmative Repositioning Movement in 2014. He also served as Secretary General of the Namibia Natio ...

                                               

Jiei Navratil

Jiei Navratil was a Czech scout leader and anti-communist activist. He served as the President of Junak, the Czech Scout and Guide association.

                                               

Mbuyiseni Ndlozi

Mbuyiseni Ndlozi is a South African youth leader serving under the Economic Freedom Fighters where is the spokesperson. He is the youngest member of parliament for the party in the South African Parliament. He obtained his PhD in Political Scienc ...

                                               

Ahmed Fouad Negm

Ahmed Fouad Negm was an Egyptian vernacular poet. Negm is well known for his work with Egyptian composer Sheikh Imam, as well as his patriotic and revolutionary Egyptian Arabic poetry. Negm has been called "a bit of a folk hero in Egypt" or el-Fa ...

                                               

Zhanna Nemtsova

Zhanna Nemtsova is a Russian journalist and activist. She is the daughter of Boris Nemtsov, a Russian opposition politician who was killed in 2015. In 2016, she received the International Women of Courage Award.

                                               

Ann Njogu

In 2007, Njogu wanted a review of the salaries of the members of parliament. Kenya is very poor, but the members of parliament received a lot of money. The police attacked Njogu and took her to jail. Njoogu and the others who were arrested filed ...

                                               

Reem Al Numery

When Al Numery was 12 years old, she had to marry her 30-year-old cousin. She protested the wedding, but her father gagged her and tied her up. After the wedding, she tried to kill herself twice. Al Numerys father would not let her have a divorce ...

                                               

Molara Ogundipe

Omolara Ogundipe-Leslie also known as Molara Ogundipe, was a Nigerian poet, critic, editor, feminist and activist. She was a known African feminist writer who wrote on gender studies and literary theory. She was a social critic. Her best known wo ...

                                               

Fher Olvera

Jose Fernando Emilio "Fher" Olvera Sierra, is the secondary guitarist, composer, and lead singer for the Mexican rock band Mana. It is the most successful Latin American band of all time with over 40 million albums sold worldwide.

                                               

Maureen Orcutt

Maureen Orcutt was an American golfer and New York Times reporter. Orcutt won many golf championships. She stopped playing golf at age 87 because she had knee problems. In 1934, she won the 1934 Democratic Party nomination for the New Jersey Gene ...

                                               

Adodo Eddy Osaman

Osaman was born on November 9, 1988 in the state of Edo, Nigeria. He graduated from the University of Benin in 2014. He studied Russian at The Novosibirsk State University of Architecture and University of Civil Engineering. Osaman has been a wel ...

                                               

Agnes Osztolykan

Agnes Osztolykan is a Hungarian politician and an activist for the Roma people. She was in the National Assembly of Hungary from 2010 to 2014. In 2011, she received International Women of Courage Award from the United States Department of State.

                                               

Romualdas Ozolas

Romualdas Ozolas was a Lithuanian politician, activist, writer and educator. He was a member of the Lithuanian branch of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1973 to 1990. He was also a member of the Lithuanian independence movement, the ...

                                               

Suraya Pakzad

Suraya Pakzad is an Afghan activist. She started Voice of Women, an organization that helps women in Afghanistan. In 2008 she received the International Women of Courage Award from the U.S. Department of State.

                                               

Park Won-soon

Park Won-soon was a South Korean politician and lawyer. In 2011, he was elected as the Mayor of Seoul. He received the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 2006. He was born in Changnyeong, South Korea. Park was a member of the Democratic Party. As a lawyer, ...

                                               

Borka Pavicevic

Borka Pavicevic was a Serbian dramaturge, newspaper columnist, and cultural activist. She was a "dramatist, Belgrade liberal and pacifist intellectual". She founded the Centre for Cultural Decontamination in 1994, and was a co-founder of the Belg ...

                                               

Adolfo Perez Esquivel

Adolfo Perez Esquivel is an Argentine activist, community organizer, art painter, writer and sculptor. He was the recipient of the 1980 Nobel Peace Prize for his criticism of the Argentinas last civil-military dictatorship. He was detained, tortu ...

                                               

Ruth Pfau

Sister Dr Ruth Katherina Martha Pfau was a German-Pakistani physician and nun of the Society of Daughters of the Heart of Mary. She devoted nearly 50 years of her life to fighting leprosy in Pakistan. She was born in Leipzig, Germany. She founded ...

                                               

Leonid Plyushch

Leonid Plyushch was a Ukrainian mathematician and Soviet dissident. Plyushch became a dissident by taking a public stance on political hot topics of the time. He was arrested in January 1972 on charges of anti-Soviet activity, and was jailed for ...

                                               

Anna Politkovskaya

Anna Stepanovna Politkovskaya was a Russian journalist. Anna Politkovskaya wrote for the newspaper Novaya Gazeta. She was born in the New York City, United States. Her parents were diplomats. Her birth name was Anna Stepanovna Mazepa.

                                               

Imre Pozsgay

Imre Andras Pozsgay was a Hungarian Communist politician. He played a key role in Hungarys fight for democracy after 1988. He served as Minister of Culture 1976–1980, Minister of Education 1980–1982 and Minister of State 1988–1990. He was also a ...

                                               

Kayyar Kinhanna Rai

Kayyar Kinhanna Rai was an Indian independence activist, author, poet and a journalist. He used to work with Gandhi when peacefully fighting for Indias independence. Kai died from pneumonia at a hospital in Badiyadka, Kasaragod, Kerala at the age ...

                                               

Cyril Ramaphosa

Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa is a South African politician. He is the 5th and current President of South Africa since the resignation of Jacob Zuma on 14 February 2018. Ramaphosa was an anti-apartheid activist, trade union leader and businessman. Ram ...

                                               

Rona Ramon

Rona Ramon was an Israeli public activist. She was a supporter of the education and advancement of youth in Israel through STEM.

                                               

Mamphela Ramphele

Mamphela Aletta Ramphele is a South African politician and writer. In February 2013, she started her own political party, Agang South Africa. Ramphele was previously an activist against Apartheid in South Africa.

                                               

Maciej Rataj

Maciej Rataj was a Polish politician of peasants movement. He was Speaker of the Parliament. He was Acting President of Poland twice. Rataj was an independence and peasant activist before Poland regained an independence in 1918. He became Member ...

                                               

Madeleine Riffaud

Madeleine Riffaud is a French poet, journalist, war correspondent and a member of the French Resistance. She was born in Arvillers, France. Riffaud was awarded the National Order of Merit. She began operating for the French Forces of the Interior ...

                                               

Arseny Roginsky

Arseny Borisovich Roginsky was a Soviet dissident and Russian historian. He was born in Velsk. Roginsky was one of the founders of the international historical and civil rights society Memorial. He served as its head from 1998 until his death. Fr ...

                                               

Cecile Rol-Tanguy

Cecile Rol-Tanguy was a French communist. She was a Resistance fighter during World War II. She was active in the liberation of Paris. She was secretariat and a liaison officer, in charge of operations and confidential communications. She was bor ...

                                               

Noella Rouget

Noella Rouget was a French resistant and teacher. She spoke of her experiences in the 1980s in Switzerland, Haute-Savoie, and Ain. She was born in Saumur, France. Rouget died in Geneva on 22 November 2020 at the age of 100.

                                               

Avijit Roy

Avijit Roy was a Bangladeshi-American engineer, writer, blogger and secular activist. He was hacked to death in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 26 February 2015. A Muslim extremist group claimed responsibility for the attack. Avjit Roy was a U.S. citizen. ...

                                               

Harold Rubin

Harold Rubin was a South African-born Israeli visual artist and free jazz clarinettist. He was born in Johannesburg. He became a founding member of the 1980s Zaviot jazz quartet, which recorded albums with the label Jazzis Records and performed a ...

                                               

Paul Rusesabagina

Paul Rusesabagina is a Rwandan humanitarian. He is known for hiding and protecting 1.268 people during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Rusesabagina was the assistant manager of the Sabena Hotel des Mille Collines. Later, he was the manager of the Hote ...

                                               

Yuri Alekseevich Ryzhov

Yuri Alekseevich Ryzhov was a Soviet and Russian scientist in the field of fluid dynamics, political and social activist. He was born in Moscow. He was a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He served as Russian Ambassador to France from 19 ...

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