Human Rights Champions

Our human rights champions lend their voices and support to the Stand Up campaign. They all share a commitment to speaking out and standing up for the human rights of others. Let their stories inspire and move you to act.


Chaeli Mycroft

Human rights activist, South Africa

Chaeli Mycroft is an ability rights activist from South Africa, winner of the International Children’s Peace Prize in 2011 and a founding member of KidsRights Youngsters, and the Chaeli Campaign, NGOs which promote and provide for the mobility and educational needs of children with disabilities in South Africa. She was the first female quadriplegic to summit Mount Kilimanjaro in August 2015. Born with cerebral palsy, she sees this as a gift: a unique opportunity to speak around the world inspiring others.

  • I will respect your rights regardless of who you are. I will uphold your rights even when I disagree with you
  • When anyone’s human rights are denied, everyone's rights are undermined, so I will stand up
  • I will raise my voice. I will take action. I will use my rights to stand up for your rights.

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