Bianca Jagger

The Human Rights Advocate (Latin America)

Bianca Jagger is a prominent international human rights advocate. She is Founder and Chair of the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation, Council of Europe Goodwill Ambassador, Member of the Executive Director's Leadership Council of Amnesty International (USA) and Trustee of the Amazon Charitable Trust. Due to her Nicaraguan origin, she is primarily engaged in forestry projects, such as the non-profit organization Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS) in Brazil, dediacted to the preservation and protection of the rainforest. Her commitment was awarded with the Alternative Nobel Prize.

“We need to have a holistic approach – you cannot think of the world as the global south and the global north we need to think of the world as one and we are all in it together. What affects the people in the developping world will affect the people in the developped world.”