11. Jessica Gonzalez
In 1999, Jessica Gonzalez’s estranged husband abducted and killed their three daughters, age seven, nine and ten. Although she had a restraining order and called police several times after her daughters were taken, they did not respond. She brought a case before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACH) against the United States for failing to protect her human rights. Jessica Gonzalez vs. U.S.A. made history when the IACH ruled in her favor.