Bianca Jagger is the president of the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation, a Council of Europe goodwill ambassador and a member of the Executive Director's Leadership Council of Amnesty International.
Born in Nicaragua, Bianca moved to France to study in Paris, but she returned to her birth country to care for her parents after the 1979 earthquake. Two years later, Bianca witnessed 40 refugees held at gunpoint by a death-squad. She has since described this experience as a “turning point” in her life, and the moment she decided to dedicate herself to fighting violence against girls and women. In 2004 she received the World Achievement Award from President Gorbachev for “her Worldwide Commitment to Human Rights".
Prior to her work as an international campaigner, Bianca was an actress and married to the lead singer of the Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger.