Once the wife of Rolling Stones rock star Mick Jagger, Biancas Jagger's prominence was founded in rock culture, her friendship with artist Andy Warhol and a her frequent appearances at Manhattan's Studio 54 club. But in the 1990s, the public began to see Jagger in light of her true passion - national and international social and environmental activism. Born in 1950 into a Nicaraguan society that only valued men, Jagger witnessed oppression first hand and it motivated her in her campaigns for the victims of violence against women. Amongst countless other organizations, Jagger has established partnerships with the American Coalition For International Justice, The Indigenous Development International, The People for the American Way, The Albert Schweizer Institute, The International Red Cross , and Amnesty International to advocate for many causes, in America and abroad. She has been known as an advocate for peace between warring factions in Northern Ireland, the rights of indigenous Brazilian groups, global environmental protection, victims of the conflicts in Bosnia and Serbia, the quest to end the Bosnian genocide, and the campaign for AIDS victims. She is particularly known for her aggressive opposition to the death penalty, and has pleaded on behalf of death row inmates. Jagger has receive numerous awards for her life activism including the Abolitionist of the Year Award from the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, the Green Globe award from the Rain Forest Alliance, and the Amnesty International's USA Media Spotlight Award for Leadership. It would be difficult to find an injustice in this world that global humanitarian Bianca Jagger has not opposed.
"My mother was turned into something less than a person by that very repressive Catholic society. I decided that, under no circumstances, was I going to be a second-class citizen because I was a woman."
"Individuals can make a difference. I feel that one of the failings of our society today is that people have begun to lose the belief that you can influence the decision-makers."
BBC News Article: Bianca Jagger: Champion of Peace
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