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Aung San Suu Kyi. Democracy activist in Myanmar (Burma) and Nobel Peace Prize winner, who kept the struggle going even when under house arrest for decades.

Manal al-Sharif is a women's rights activist from Saudi Arabia who helped start a women's right to drive campaign in 2011.

"You have to be strong; you have to trust yourself that you can bring down the dictatorship regime and build a new country. You have to be part of building your country. We know that anything that you dream can happen. You have to know that you have the ability to achieve your dream." ~ Tawakkol Karman, Yemeni human rights activist and joint-recipient of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is Africa's first female President (Liberia) and 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner. Her work has had a significant impact on women’s rights and peace movement. Prize motivation: "for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work."

" To be kind is to respond with sensitivity and human warmth to the hopes and needs of others. Even the briefest touch of kindness can lighten a heavy heart. Kindness can change the lives of people." ~ Aung San Suu Kyi

Mukhtar Mai is a Pakistani woman who, after being gang-raped, was expected to commit suicide. Instead, she prosecuted her attackers and used compensation money to start schools, a women's shelter and an organization to support women around Pakistan.

Malala Yousafzai is an amazing teen activist campaigning for the rights of girls and women to receive education who was shot in the head by the Taliban on her way home from school and recovered to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 2015 at age 17.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, commonly known as Mahatma Gandhi, was the preeminent leader of Indian nationalism in British-ruled India. Wikipedia Born: October 2, 1869, Porbandar Assassinated: January 30, 1948, Birla House

Marpessa Dawn. A great actress who many forgot, but who's performance in her first film, "Black Orpheus", is now a classic.

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Ban Ki-Moon Meets With Nobel Peace Prize Winner Tawakkul Karman At U.N.

10/11 --Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Yemeni activist, Tawakkul Karman. She is the first Arab woman to win the Nobel Prize. She founded "Women Jounalist Without Chains" and has played a leading part in the struggle for women's rights and for democracy in Yemen.

Armin Wegner - WWI german medic who photographed and documented the Armenian Genocide by the Turks 1914-1916, Later was persecuted by the Nazis in WWII for his condemnation of anti-semitism, and was declared a Righteous Person in Israel. And seriously hot.