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!
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.
A key voice
in the fight against apartheid, Desmond Tutu continues to shine hope into a broken world.
A human rights campaigner and author, Malala Yousafzai continues to fight for the education of women
around the world.
The Dalai Lama is a specially chosen spiritual leader
whose name translates
as ocean and
master or guru.