Unlike previous decades, when many people remained silent to oppose abuses committed by national and local governments, the global movement of human rights activists is growing stronger and more sophisticated. This new generation of activists is more effective than ever and can challenge repressive policies and undermine the power of the state. This book offers a fresh perspective on what makes a successful activist. The author shows us that activists who remain committed to their ideals and never back down, even when they are threatened by the authorities, remain hopeful for a better world and a more just world.
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Craig Kielburger is a Canadian author, human rights activist, and child rights activist. He co-founded Free the Children as a teenager and has been the face of several initiatives to save children. His interest in child rights came about after he learned about the death of Iqbal Masih, a Pakistani boy who died while fighting for his freedom. This awed Kielburger and helped him to become a powerful and influential human-rights activist.
During his high school years, Craig was heavily involved in various child-related issues. He was passionate about child labour, and his support from his parents helped him become passionate about this issue. In addition to being a bright and self-starter, Craig also knew how to navigate libraries and find the information he needed. His experiences enriched his learning process and helped him make the leap to activism. These experiences and opportunities made the transition to activism much easier for him.