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.


Oliviero Toscani

Photographer, Italy

Oliviero Toscani is an Italian photographer renowned as the creative force behind numerous successful, international campaigns, most notably for his work for the United Colours of Benetton (1982-2000). He has collaborated on several social and controversial campaigns on road safety, the death penalty, anorexia, AIDS and violence against women. More recently he has worked on an ongoing project of portraits of people from across the globe showing our differences and what unites us as human beings – Razza Humana.

  • 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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