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.


Madi Mpho

Wrestler athlete, South Africa

Madi Mpho is a South African wrestler, who represented her country in the Commonwealth Games in 2010 and 2014. After wrestling for more than 15 years, the ‘Queen of the Ring’ is now focused on coaching and giving her knowledge back to young athletes, particularly by developing female wrestling in South Africa. Madi also helps United World Wrestling in various wrestling development projects in Africa.

Madi Mpho
  • 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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