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Human Rights Day
In December the spotlight shines on human rights around the world. This month marks the anniversary of the founding of UNICEF and the celebration of Human Rights Day on the 10th. Also this month, the Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai will receive the Nobel Peace Prize. She is the youngest recipient ever to be awarded the prize.
Click on the links below to explore Britannica’s coverage of activists in various fields who strived to make the world a better place.

Human Rights Day
IN THIS ISSUE
Caroline Chisholm
Dalai Lama
Medgar Evers
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Nelson Mandela
Wangari Maathai
Aung San Suu Kyi
Desmond Tutu
Malala Yousafzai
 
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