Here is a post sharing a couple of humanitarian figures, including Audrey Hepburn and Princess Diana, Princess of Wales, I know of and look up to a lot, because of how they helped to create positive changes in the world, and shared a lot of kindness, love and bravery with others and with the world 🕊🌸 Audrey Hepburn was so beautiful and kind, was an award winning actress and also became a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF. Princess Diana was loved so much by a lot of people from around the world, and worked a lot for a number of charities, to help to raise awareness of important humanitarian issues. A couple more humanitarian figures I look up to a lot include Mother Teresa, who was so full of kindness and unconditional love and did so much to help and support the poor and the sick, and Gandhi, who was so brave and helped to uplift and support less fortunate people and to create more peace in India and lead India to independence (a second blog post coming soon) 🌸
A couple of humanitarians
‘as you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others’ (Audrey Hepburn)
Audrey Hepburn was a beloved and award winning actress, and also became a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF. In March 1988, Audrey suggested she could work for UNICEF for a year, and went to Ethiopia, where she found disaster and felt worried about all of the children suffering from famine. She was appointed as a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF after going home to London, and then went on a series of trips in 1988 and 1989 to visit Turkey, Venezuela and more with her friend and love, Robert Wolders. From the beginning of her work with UNICEF, Audrey immersed herself in books and reports and after coming home from Somalia in 1992, had press conferences noted to be filled with idealism, information she had gathered during her work, and with humanity and modesty.
Princess Diana, Princess of Wales
‘every one of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves’ (Princess Diana)
Princess Diana was noted to devote herself to helping and supporting others, especially those without a voice, throughout her life. Princess Diana was the President or Patron of more than 100 charities as a part of her royal duties as the Princess of Wales, and a lot of the work she did was on behalf of homeless and disabled people, children and people who had HIV/AIDS. After 1996, Princess Diana continued to work as a Patron or a President for the English National Ballet, the National Aids trust, Hospital for Sick Children and more. In the year just before she passed away, Diana campaigned to ban the manufacture and use of landmines.
Princess Diana was also noted to of made a lot of visits to North America, where she visited hospices, schools, charities and fundraising galas, and touched the lives of many people, wherever she went. Other major overseas visits also include visits to Angola, Australia, Bosnia, Egypt, India, Pakistan and a lot of European countries too. Princess Diana is described to of spoken out about a wide range of issues, and used her high profile to help to raise awareness as well as funds for charitable causes. She is noted to be rightly recognised and respected today as a true humanitarian.
(Charitable work, Diana’s legacy)
Do you love Audrey Hepburn and Princess Diana too, or are there any different humanitarian figures you look up to a lot?
Photo of Audrey Hepburn, found on Miranda Kerr’s Instagram page (@mirandakerr)
Emden, A. (2008). Audrey Hepburn, a life in pictures. London, Great Britain: Anova Books Company Ltd.
Princess Diana charitable work, dianaslegacy.co.uk