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Midwest Mujeres Presents December: Universal Human Rights Month Con't

Discover and connect with these Human Rights leaders who helped make our country strive to be a fair and equal place.


Nadia Murad

  • Born in 1993 in Iraq

  • ISIS abducted and held her in sexual slavery for three years

  • After she escaped, she began her life as an activist fighting against sexual violence

Discover more about Nadia Murad


Michelle Bachelet

  • Born in 1951 in Chile

  • She was detained and tortured after speaking out against Chile’s military dictatorship.

  • Chile’s first female president who focused on strengthening the rights of the country’s most vulnerable, including women and LGBTQ+


Tran Minh Nhat

  • Born in 1988 in Vietnam

  • In 2011, he was arrested and sentenced to four years in prison, where he dealt with harassment with three years of probation.

  • Vietnamese journalist and activist who promotes economic, social, and cultural rights in Vietnam.

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