“Speak Truth to Power: Human Rights Defenders Who Are Changing Our World” presents an inspiring rainbow of past and future heroes from more than 35 countries and virtually every continent. In the searing and uplifting interviews conducted by human rights activist Kerry Kennedy, issues of human rights around the world are raised with those on the front line: from free expression to children at war, from environmental activism to religious self-determination, from minority rights to sexual slaver.

Since its publication, the book has been translated into six languages and has been adapted into a dramatic production by Ariel Dorfman. The portraits of the human rights defenders by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Eddie Adams featured in the book have been made into an exhibition that has toured over 20 cities in the United States after its initial launch at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.