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Thanks for the fight!

Women working on behalf of women, chosen by Nicholas Kristoff and his wife.

I shall either find a way, or make one.

In this powerful account, Alyse Nelson takes us on a 15-year journey that began with a State Department initiative and grew into a global movement transcending national, cultural, economic and political divides to advance a transformative model of leadership.

The Girl Who Just Wants To Learn of the Day: Meet Malala Yousafzai, a 14-year-old Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban this week on her way home from school — ”A bullet struck her head, but her brain is safe,” one of her doctors reported. Why is the Taliban targeting her? Because she openly campaigns online and in her country for education for girls. A Taliban spokesman says that if she survives, they’ll come for her again: She was pro-West, she was speaking against the Taliban. BRAVE GIRL!!

"And if, one by one, we help them, the hurting animals, the desperate humans, then together we shall alleviate so much of the hunger, fear, and pain in the world. Together we can bring change to the world, gradually replacing fear and hatred with compassion and love. Love for all living beings.” -Jane Goodall

Every day.. think as you wake up.. today I am fortunate to be alive. I have a precious human life.. I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself.. to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others. I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can. ~ His Holiness the Dalai Lama

One Indian man has become a hero after he began educating New Delhi’s poorest children — and even went as far as creating a free school for them under a metro bridge. He has persuaded local laborers and farmers to allow their children to attend his school instead of working to add to the family income, and hopes to equip these children with the tools necessary to overcome their poverty.

RIP, Nobel prize winner Rita Levi-Montalcini,103 12/12. She earned a degree in medicine. Her career was cut short when Mussolini barred those of Jewish descent from professional careers. She stayed Italy to continue her work. She built a research unit in her home and was a physician during the war. In 1986,she and Stanley Cohen were awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine for isolating Nerve Growth Factor from tumor cells. Retired in 1977, but never stopped working as a scientist or educator.

Dr.Catherine Hamlin ob & gyn with her late husband Dr. Reg Hamlin founded Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in Ethiopia. Medical centre giving free obstetric fistula repair surgery.Fistula damage occurs when young girls who are married off,are physically not mature enough to give birth,giving birth their fistula is torn & makes them incontinent (no control over their urine flow & thus become social pariahs)At 88 still performing surgery every week."

"An Indian woman, a Japanese woman, and a Syrian woman, all training to be doctors at Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia, 1880s. (Image courtesy Legacy Center, Drexel University College of Medicine Archives, Philadelphia, PA. "Image #p0103) (x)

Eli Weisel ~ Humanitarian and author of 57 books, including Night, a work based on his experiences as a prisoner in the Auschwitz, Buna, and Buchenwald concentration camps. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986.