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.


Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

Filmmaker, journalist, activist from Pakistan

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is the only Pakistani to have won two Academy Awards (Oscars). She is known for works that highlight the inequality with women. She is also the recipient of six Emmy Awards and was honoured by the Government of Pakistan with the Hilal-i-Imtiaz, its second highest civilian honour. In her Oscar-winning film, “A Girls in the River—The Price of Forgiveness” she highlighted the issue of honour killings in Pakistan. The film is said to have prompted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to change the law on honour killings in the country.

  • 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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