What drives women and men to overcome the natural human desire for a quiet life and struggle for the rights of all? The portraits in this book introduce us to some of the men and women who have stood up and spoken out. Mariana Cook traveled the world to photograph and interview them. The texts, some written by the individuals and others edited from interviews with them, provide their views of the nature and importance of human rights--and their personal reasons for devoting themselves to that cause. Through them we are reminded of the power of a single individual--one face, one voice--to transform the world.