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Monday, 7 August 2017

5 FEMALES WHO HAVE FOUGHT SO HARD IN DEFENDING WOMEN’S RIGHTS


  Here is a list of some unforgettable women rights activists, who have struggled so hard over full-fledged equality in personal, social, cultural, political, and economic rights for we females; and to promote gender equality in the society.


    1.   Hillary Rodham Clinton:

Hillary Rodham ClintonHillary Clinton is an American politician who is also a well-known women’s rights activist. She was a member of the Girl Scouts, and as a first lady, she currently serves as an honorary President of the Girls Scouts in America. She is also an advocate for Gender equality and Healthcare reform.
She was one of the most prominent
International figures during the late 1990s to speak out against the treatment of Afghanistan women by the Taliban.
In September 1995, she made a speech at the 4th World Conference in Beijing where she argued forcefully against practices that abused women around the world. One of her statements was: “If there is one message that echoes forth from this conference, let it be that Human rights are Women’s rights and Women’s rights are Human’s rights, once and for all.”
She has also helped by creating Vital Voices, an International institute sponsored by the U.S. to encourage the participation of women in the political affairs of their countries.

    2.   Ava DuVernay:
Ava DuVernayAva DuVernay has been a vocal advocate for women’s rights, and for the inclusion of black women in the media. She is the director of the civil rights film Selma. She is also the first black female to direct a film with a $100 million budget; and she currently runs
AFFRM Array.
She has bought attention to the effects of both Racism and Sexism in media representation as well as black women’s ability to find work in Hollywood, whether it is behind it is behind or in front of the camera.

    3.   Malala Yousafzai:
Young Pakistani women's rights activist  Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani activist for Female education. She was born 12 July 1997, she became the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate when she was aged 17. She currently resides in Birmingham, England, UK. She is popularly known for human rights advocacy – especially the advocacy of women. Her advocacy has since grown into an international movement.
Her life has been threatened several times over her activism. On 9 October 2012, she was attacked - She was injured after a Taliban gunman attempted to murder her, she was shot through her head by the masked man. She remained unconscious in critical condition for some time, but fortunately her health condition got better. The several major operations performed on her were successful; and to shorten the story, she survived the attack!
Malala founded the Malala Fund, a non-profit organization. Ever since, she has been awarded several National and International honors.

    4.   Susan Brownell Anthony (Feb 1820 – Mar 1906):
A late women's rights activistSusan Anthony was an American social reformer and women’s rights activist. She played a significant role in the Women’s Suffrage Movement. She collected anti-slavery petitions at the age of 17.
She travelled extensively in support of women’s suffrage, giving as many as 75-100 speeches per year and working on many state campaigns. She also worked internationally for women’s rights, playing a key role in creating the International Council of Women – which is still active.
When she began campaigning for women’s rights, she was harshly ridiculed and accused of trying to destroy the institution of Marriage. Later, public perception of her radically changed during her lifetime.

    5.   Sojourner Truth:
Sojourner TruthSojourner Truth was born during the period of slavery, as Isabella Baumfree. Sojourner soon became one of the most recognizable faces of the Abolitionist and Women’s Right Movement.
After her escape from slavery, she focused most of her energy on the plight of black women who were often ignored in the Women’s Suffrage Movement. She was the first black woman to successfully challenge a white man in court.
Also, in 1851 at the Ohio Women’s Rights Convention in Akron, she delivered her famous speech: ‘’Ain’t I a woman?” that discussed the hypocrisy of the so called “Male chivalry” that was used as an excuse to keep women from voting.







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