TASK: Please take a moment and listen to the lyrics of the following song (Michael Jackson – We are the world – possible source: Youtube), and give yourself a chance to reflect. Please create a list stating several persons who were or who are known to the public as peace messengers. Please state what their specific activism is/was about and what impresses you accordingly.

Sneha Mohanty posted 1 year ago, 1 Responses
The aforementioned song talks about world peace in general. Here Michael Jackson emphasises on how world peace can be achieved and what are the little things we must do in order to attain that. It talks about the people that are dying, and that its finally high time to take a stand to preserve and make lives better. It talks about the art of giving which makes everything better. Some of my favourite peacemakers are as follows: 
1. Aung San Suu Kyi - Aung San Suu Kyi is a Burmese opposition political leader and chairperson of the National League for Democracy (NLD). In 1988, she addressed half a million people at a mass rally, calling for democracy and reform after General Ne Win stepped down. When the military Junta took control, she continued to fight for human rights and equality. She would have been the new Burmese leader in 1990, if the military junta had not detained her under house arrest before the general election and later nullified the electoral results. In 1991, Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for “her unflagging efforts and to show its support for the many people throughout the world who are striving to attain democracy, human rights and ethnic conciliation by peaceful means.”
2. Benazir Bhutto -Benazir Bhutto was the 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan, serving two non-consecutive terms in 1988–90 and then 1993–96.Noted for her charismatic authority and political astuteness, Bhutto drove initiatives for Pakistan’s democracy, economy and national security, and implemented economic policies for industrial development and growth, with an emphasis on deregulation, flexible labor markets,  denationalization of state-owned corporations, and  withdrawal of subsidies to other corporations.