Former Ms. World Canada turned internationally respected human rights activist
When former Miss Canada NAZANIN AFSHIN-JAM learned that a young girl in Iran was on death row for stabbing a man who attacked her, she knew she had to take action. Two years of lobbying and 350,000 signatures culminated in the girl's release - but Nazanin's work was not done there. She expanded her campaign and started a larger effort to put an end to the execution of minors with Stop Child Executions. The organization is run entirely by volunteers who tirelessly work to gather information and lobby governments to put pressure on the countries where child executions are still practiced. Nazanin passionately addresses human rights abuses, particularly for women and children in Iran, and has dedicated herself to being a voice for the voiceless.