Ginetta Sagan (June 1, 1925 – August 25, 2000) was an Italian-born American human rights activist.
Ginetta Sagan fought for equality. She saved many lives from 1925 to 2000. Ginetta was confident equality fighting women starting from when she was only 17 years old. She followed her. Parents path even though she knew it was dangerous. Both Ginetta’s parents were put in prison in 1943. Ginetta knew how dangerous fighting for oppressed people was. She called herself Little Mouse. Even though she went by a false name she was still caught in 1945. She was caught because a previous friend betrayed her. She was tortured for 45 days, but that didn’t stop her. She kept on fighting for equal rights for all. Ginetta put herself at risk multiple times to save others. Ginetta is known for being elected chairwoman of the American organization and receiving the Presidential Medal of freedom. Ginetta was a famous roll model for the world. Ginetta was so well known that after her death Amnesty International U.S.A started giving Ginetta Sagan Awards yearly. The Ginetta Sagan Award is given to people who work to make the world more equal. Before she moved on to speaking up for equality, she studied child development at Sorbonne University. The American Organization claims that she died in august 2000 of cancer.