Atima Omara-Alwala is a political strategist who has staffed 7 political campaigns & other progressive causes with a focus on women’s rights & political empowerment. Atima has served as a state officer of the VA Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) & Co-Chair of National NOW's Young Feminist Task Force. Currently, she is National Vice President of the Young Democrats of America & serves on the boards of the DC Abortion Fund and Planned Parenthood of Metro Washington Action Fund. Vice Presidents, Politics, National Organizations, National Vice, U.S. Presidents, Feminist Task, U.S. States, Abortion Fund, Action Fund
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Photographs and brief biographies of the following 18 notable women of science: Mae Jemison, Chien-Shiung Wu, Margaret Mead, Hypatia of Alexanderia, Grace Murray Hopper, Maria Telkes, Helen Brooke Taussig, Ellen Ochoa, Rachel Carson, Florence Sabin, Maria Mitchell, Annie Jump Cannon, Barbara McClintock, Ellen Swallow Richards, Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin, Jane Goodall, Marie Curie, and M. Goeppert-Mayer
Anna Maria Dengel was an Austrian physician, Religious Sister & missionary who founded Medical Mission Sisters. Working in India in the 1920s, Anna experienced firsthand the unnecessary sickness and death of Muslim women and children, whose customs isolated them from medical care administered by male physicians. She was convinced that a group of women health professionals, who dedicated their lives to God, could make a difference in helping women to have access to the health care they deserved.
Samira Ibrahim, plaintiff, takes action and fights for her rights as a woman. "After Egyptian soldiers detained her and subjected her and other female protesters to forced "virginity tests," the 25-year-old marketing manager refused to stay silent. She sued the military, and in December a civilian judge ruled the humiliating practice illegal." ow.ly/ampVG