"You must be the change you wish to see in the world"
Human Dignity takes you around the world, presenting the stories of eleven human rights defenders who act in the spirit of Gandhi’s motto: "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." Each of them has become a focal point of fighting human rights violations such as land theft, discrimination, the withholding of health services, dictatorship, environmental destruction, and global warming.
The stories of these remarkable men and women reveal the challenges and struggles facing those who speak truth to power. It would be hard not to be inspired by their resilience in trying to create a better world.
Human Dignity is the sequel to the successful Nine Lives: Making the Impossible Possible (New Internationalist, Oxford 2009) by the same author, which portrays nine other human rights defenders.
Arne Peter Braaksma has worked as an editor in the UK and as a journalist in the Netherlands, focusing on human rights, the environment and corporate social responsibility.
Contributors: Rebiya Kadeer (East Turkestan / Uyghur), Soe Myint (Burma), Martin Macwan (India), Khassan Baiev (Chechnya), Aminatou Haidar (Western Sahara), Samuel Kofi Woods (Liberia), Vuyiseka Dubula (South Africa), Maria Gunnoe (United States), Pablo Fajardo (Ecuador), Liliana Ortega (Venezuela), Sheila Watt-Cloutier (Nunavut)