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    10 Human Rights Activists Who Made 2013 A Better Year For Humanity

    Our beloved Nelson Mandela once said that, “A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination.” As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Human Rights Day today, let’s celebrate 10 individuals around the world who are living by Mandela's words and helped make 2013 a better year for humanity.

    1. Dr. Denis Mukwege, Congo

    2. Sam Okello, Uganda

    3. Yash Gupta, U.S.

    4. Zuriel Oduwole, Nigeria

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    She’s just 11 years old, but she’s interviewed Venus and Serena Williams, Africa’s richest person, Aliko Dangote, and eight African presidents including President Joyce Banda of Malawi. The budding documentary filmmaker is the youngest person to be interviewed by Forbes Magazine, and some call her the next Oprah Winfrey.

    5. Michael Mino, Ghana

    6. Ali Abdulemam, Bahrain

    7. Mi Kun Chan Non, Myanmar (Burma)

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    Over the last ten years, Mi Kun has worked with marginalized Mon women in Myanmar (Burma) to empower them with the skills necessary for active engagement in government and public life. Mi Kun is the vice chairwoman of the Mon Women’s Organization (MWO) and she is also an active participant in this year’s U.N. 16 Days of Activism.

    8. Flavio Wittlin and Helena Bastos, Brazil

    9. Sam Ganafa, Uganda

    10. Fidel Bafilemba, Congo

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