Bianca Jagger

Bianca Jagger is the Founder and Chair of the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation (BJHRF), Council of Europe Goodwill Ambassador and  member of the Executive Director's Leadership Council of Amnesty International USA. She is a prominent international human rights, social justice and climate change advocate.

For over three decades she has been a voice for the most vulnerable members of society, campaigning for human rights, civil liberties, peace, social justice and environmental protection throughout the world.

She is the recipient of numerous prestigious international awards for her human rights and humanitarian work, including: in 2004, The Right Livelihood Award, also known as the “alternative Nobel prize.” In 1997, The Amnesty International USA Media Spotlight Award for Leadership. In 1994, The United Nations Earth Day International Award. In 2006, The World Citizenship Award from The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. In 2004, she was presented with The World Achievement Award by Mikhail Gorbachev. In 1997, The Green Globe Award from the Rainbow Alliance. In 1998, she was awarded the American Civil Liberties Union Award.

Ms Jagger has been awarded three doctorates, honoris causa: a Doctorate in Law from the University of East London in 2010, a Doctorate of Human Rights from Simmons College, Boston in 2008; and a Doctorate of Humanities from Stonehill College, Massachusetts in 1983.

Bianca Jagger lectures about human rights and civil liberties issues, Latin America, the Middle East, the war on terror and the erosion of civil liberties that ensued, children and women’s rights, the death penalty, social and corporate responsibility, climate change, indigenous peoples and rainforest preservation, to name a few. She has participated in numerous television and radio programmes and debates

Bianca Jagger was born Bianca Pérez-Mora Macías in Managua, Nicaragua in 1950.

Bianca is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post: