Bianca Jagger

Nicaragua |  Founder & President, Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation


Bianca Jagger is founder, president and chief executive of the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation (BJHRF), which she established in 2005 to be a force for change and a voice for the most vulnerable.

Born in Managua, Nicaragua in 1950, Jagger left her native country to study political science in Paris with a scholarship from the French Government. She is Council of Europe Goodwill Ambassador, a Member of the Executive Director’s Leadership Council for Amnesty International USA, IUCN Bonn Challenge Ambassador, and Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).

She is the recipient of numerous international awards for her human rights, humanitarian and environmental work including the Right Livelihood Award also known as the “alternative Nobel Prize” (2004), the World Achievement Award from Mikhail Gorbachev (2004), the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Champion of Justice Award (2000), American Civil Liberties Union Award (1998), the Amnesty International USA Media Spotlight Award for Leadership (1997), The United Nations Earth Day International Award (1994).

Bianca was an event speaker at the Dialogue.

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