A social worker from Bangladesh who championed the role of women, especially from rural areas, in improving their families’ livelihoods
A British citizen from Bangladesh who formed Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee that improved the lives of 220 villages in a 160 square mile area in less than three years
A Bangladeshi public health activist and the founder of Gonoshasthaya Kendra, a rural healthcare facility
A social worker from Bangladesh who is Founder and Executive Director of the non-profit organization Banchte Shekha
A charismatic and intense Bangladeshi lawyer and advocate for environment who has committed her life to seeing to it that under her leadership, the Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA)’s expanded programs would spark wide awareness that the “right to environment” is part of the constitutional “right to life"
A Bangladeshi community leader who organized a group that advocated for bettering the lives of disabled people in his country and beyond
The editor of Daily Prothom Alo, the second largest circulated Bengali language daily in Bangladesh
An author from Bangladesh who has advocated for books as the primary source of knowledge and pleasure
An American Catholic priest who has absorbed himself in the life and struggles of Bangladeshis since 1952 and has “. . . more hope in changed people than in changed structures and political systems."
A Bangladeshi tea shop proprietor who started Deedar Comprehensive Village Development Cooperative Society, the most successful cooperative in his country