Social justice

Heroes who have contributed to social justice include:

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
Country: Turkey
Cause details: Creation of the Republic of Turkey
Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama
Country: Tibet (called Xizang by the Chinese)
Cause details: Liberation of Tibet from Chinese occupation
Herbert Vere Evatt
Country: Australia
Cause details: Creation of the United Nations (UN) and its Charter
Che Guevara
Country: Argentina, Cuba
Cause details: Liberation of Cuba from a corrupt military dictatorship and resistance to United States interference in Cuban political affairs
Rigoberta Menchú Tum
Country: Guatemala
Cause details: Human rights for Mayan Indians and other indigenous peoples
Mohammed Mossadegh
Country: Iran
Cause details: Independence and democracy for Iran
Andrei Sakharov
Country: Former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR - Soviet Union)
Cause details: Nuclear disarmament, and freedom of speech and thought in the former Soviet Union
Aung San Suu Kyi
Country: Burma (now Myanmar)
Cause details: Liberation of Burma (now Myanmar) from military junta
Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Country: South Africa
Cause details: Ending of apartheid in South Africa
Simon Wiesenthal
Country: Austria
Cause details: The identification and prosecution of Nazi war criminals