A Friday Twitter series #HumanRightsHeroes highlights ordinary people who became heroes by changing the world around them. To follow the series as it happens, go to @EnglishCabaret!

Human Rights Hero 1 - Hugo Human Rights Hero 2 - Lillian Wald



Victor Hugo is the French author of Les Miserables,  who changed public perception of the poorest

in 19th century society.



Lillian Wald was an

American nurse and suffragist who helped to

create a better future for those without a voice.

Human rights Heroes title.1 Human Rights Heroes 3 - Desmond Tutu



A key voice

in the fight against apartheid, Desmond Tutu continues to shine hope into a broken world.

Human Rights Heroes 4 - Malala Yousafzai 2



A human rights campaigner and author, Malala Yousafzai continues to fight for the education of women

around the world.

Human Rights Heroes 5 - The Dalai Lama


The Dalai Lama is a specially chosen spiritual leader

whose name translates

as ocean and

master or guru.