For the past two decades, Bianca Jagger has campaigned for human rights throughout the world. Born in Nicaragua, she received her formal education at the Institute of Political Science in Paris. During the 1980s, she documented human rights violations and death squad activities in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua. She has more recently participated in fact-finding missions to the former Yugoslavia to document mass rapes of Bosnian women and other atrocities. The recipient of many humanitarian and environmental awards, she has also petitioned Latin American governments to protect their rain forests and the indigenous tribes who live in them.