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.


Tiken Jah Fakoli

Reggae singer, Mali

Tiken Jah Fakoly is a reggae singer from Cote d'Ivoire, who has been playing music to "wake up the consciences" since 1987. His music speaks about the many injustices done to Africans in general and to the people of his country. His outspokenness led to exile from Côte d'Ivorie to Bamako, Mali. In 2009 he has campaigned for education under the project "Un concert, une école" (One concert, one school), through which he was able to finance the construction of a school and a college in Mali. He continues to sing for education, equality and justice.

  • 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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