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.


Rokhaya Diallo

Writer, journalist, film director, and activist, France

Rokhaya Diallo is a French-Sengalese journalist, writer and activist who takes action against racism. She has been honored with the Struggle against Racism and Discrimination award and considered as one of the 100 most influential French women by Slate Magazine in 2013, while Britain’s Powerful Media list ranked her among the 30 most influential blacks in Europe. Diallo also created Indivisibles, an organization that fights against racial discrimination. She has co-authored a number of publications on racism and hosted a variety of TV shows, but is most known for directing France O TV channel as well as producing Networks of Hate, covering hate speech and freedom of speech online.

  • 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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