Marching for Climate: Xiye Bastida

Born in 2002 in Atlacomulco, Mexico, Xiye Bastida experienced climate change early in life. From the ages of 10 to 13, Xiye lived through an extreme drought, followed by, in 2015, extreme flooding in her hometown of San Pedro Tultepec. Shortly after the floods,...

Education in Africa: Victoria Ibiwoye

Photo courtesy University of Wisconsin-Madison In 2013, then 19-year-old Victoria Ibiwoye founded the OneAfricanChild Foundation for Creative Learning.  OneAfricanChild is a youth-led NGO that addresses education inequality through experiential workshops focusing...

Sophie Cruz and Migrants’ Rights

Sophie Cruz speaks onstage at the Women’s March on Washington (Getty) Sophie Cruz is one of the youngest activists in the world. Her parents are undocumented migrants from Mexico, living in the USA, and at the age of five Sophie decided to do something...

Rowan Blanchard: Actress and Advocate

Photo: Ben Rayner for The New York Times Born in 2001, Rowan Blanchard began acting at the age of five. She appeared in several television shows and movies, with her big break starring as Riley Matthews in Girl Meets World and a recurring role on The Goldbergs....

Child Bride to Activist: Payal Jangid

Payal speaks to a school group in an Indian village. Photo courtesy World Children’s Prize. In the village of Rajasthan, India, Payal Jangid has led a fight against child marriage. It began in 2014, when the then 11-year-old Payal stopped the marriages of her...

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