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  ELEANOR ROOSEVELT (1884-1962) As the chair of the United Nations Human Rights Commission, Eleanor Roosevelt was the driving force in creating the 1948 charter of liberties which will always be her legacy: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. She was born in New York City on October 11, 1884, daughter of lovely Anna Hall and Elliott Roosevelt, younger brother of Theodore.   Both her parents died when she was a child, her mother in 1892, and her father in 1894. After her mother's death, Eleanor went to live with her grandmother Hall. She was educated by private tutors until the age of 15, when she was sent to Allenswood, a school for girls in England.   This experience helped draw her out of her shell and gave her, at 15, her first chance to develop self-confidence among other girls. At age 18, Eleanor returned to New York with a fresh sense of confidence in herself and her abilities. She became involved in social service work, joined the Junior League and taught at t


  MAHATMA GANDHI (1869-1948) Mahatma Gandhi was the primary leader of India’s independence movement and also the architect of a form of non-violent civil disobedience that would influence the world. Until Gandhi was assassinated in 1948, his life and teachings inspired activists including Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela. Mahatma Gandhi is widely recognized as one of the twentieth century’s greatest political and spiritual leaders. He has become an icon of peace and non-violence, internationally. Having truth as the highest ideal of his life, Gandhi’s voice represented major issues of his time. He insisted that all people in this world had equal rights. Honored in India as the father of the nation, he pioneered and practiced the principle of Satyagraha - resistance to tyranny through mass nonviolent civil disobedience. Mahatma (born Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi) Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869 in Porbandar, India, which was then part of the British Empire. Althoug


  Who are Human Rights heroes? They are people who have made a tangible difference in so many ways, those who, through thought and action, changed and every day change our world. They are beacons of hope, kindness and inspiration. They are a human rights defender or human rights activist who, individually or with others, acts to promote or protect human rights. They can be journalists, lawyers, teachers, or just individuals acting alone.   On this blog we want to share some stories and biographies of people who was and who are activist for human rights and who are human rights heroes. People who made changes and who are working for changes. Some of them are famous on international level, some of them is heroes at local level.   This blog is part of "Global Citizenship for Human Rights" project that is financed under Key Action 2, Capacity building in the field of youth by European Commission, within Erasmus + Youth in Action Program.   " The European Commis