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" Women's empowerment begins with girls' empowerment. Breaking the cycle of gender discrimination requires that we promote and protect the rights of girls. At the same time we also need to equip them with the skills and opportunities they need to transform their lives and those of their communities."  ~Leymah Gbowee, Liberian peace activist and joint-recipient of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize

Leymah Gbowee, Liberian peace activist and Nobel Prize winner for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work.

Wangari Maathai  1940-  GREEN ACTIVIST  The first environmentalist and first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, Maathai was beaten and jailed as a leader of Kenya's democracy movement. She rallies women to plant trees (more than 45 million so far, in Africa, America, and elsewhere), thus creating jobs for the poor, fighting deforestation and erosion, and creating lots of nice oxygen for all of us. Also - she is beautiful!

125 Most Influential Women

"In a few decades, the relationship between the environment, resources and conflict may seem almost as obvious as the connection we see today between human rights, democracy and peace." - Wangari Maathai Rest in Peace

sylvia boorstein Huge role model in my life. ^_^

sylvia boorstein Huge role model in my life.

cartermagazine:  Today In History ‘Clara “Mother” Hale, humanitarian who founded the Hale House, a sanctuary for drug-addicted and HIV/AIDS-infected babies in Harlem, NY, was born in Philadelphia, PA, on this date April 1, 1905.’ (photo: Clara Hale) - CARTER Magazine

cartermagazine: “April 2016 Today In History ‘Clara “Mother” Hale, humanitarian who founded the Hale House, a sanctuary for drug-addicted and HIV/AIDS-infected babies in Harlem, NY, was born in.

Eleanor Roosevelt  					  						Co-president of the United States, 1933-1945.

The 75 Greatest Women of All Time

Greatest Women in History - 75 Greatest American Women - Esquire. Eleanor Roosevelt Co-president of the United States,

Mary Ward: British nun who was dragged before the Inquisition for her stand on woman's rights 300 years before the suffragette stood firm, is to be placed on the road to sainthood

Mary Ward, a Yorkshire-born nun, had walked more than miles from her order in present-day Belgium to Rome, knowing that she might end up in prison.

Dr. Leila Denmark, the world's oldest practicing physician when she retired at age 103. She spent her 70-year medical career helping children.

World's oldest practicing doctor Leila Denmark dies at 114 - Georgia born and raised, practiced in Atlanta her entire life. Fantastic story of a truly fantastic woman.

Malala, teen champion of girls' rights, nominated for Nobel Peace Prize (Photo: NHS via EPA)

Malala Yousufzai, the Pakistani girl who rose to international fame after the Taliban nearly killed her for her efforts to promote girls’ education, has been formally nominated for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize.

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