“Greta was only 15 years old when she went on strike outside the Swedish Parliament. She claims that she’s got this Asperger’s syndrome which affects the way people interact, socially, her one and only superpower.”
Women have consistently been recognised as the epitome of robustness, beauty and sheer intelligence. Today, the success of women denotes that women from all walks of life have made their mark and lived up to their title of recognition. Whether it’s issues like the right to education or climate change, the youth is not staying down. Let us take a moment to acknowledge and appreciate these warrior women writing their own stories: fighting every day for gender equality across the world, battling forces like caste-based discrimination, religious intolerance, and endless online harassment.
It’s surprisingly shocking to find out someone who hasn’t heard of this incredible Pakistani girl who stood up to fight for the right to education for juvenile youth and got shot in the head by the Taliban for it. Fortunately, she survived the attack and went on to become the youngest ever Nobel prize laureate. She also co-founded a malala fund, based in Birmingham, a non-profit originations with Shiza Shahid. In 2013, she also co-authored a book called I am Malala, which is now an international bestseller.
Despite facing an end number of murder and rape threats from the country and roadblocks from the justice system of India, Kiruba Munusamy strongly continuities to fight against the atrocities of manual scavenging, the death penalty and the rights of Dalit women and extreme state repression in the country of India. The discrimination her family had to face while she was growing up, just because of their caste, spurred her on to study for a law degree and work towards the annihilation of caste, protecting indigenous rights, LGBTQ+ rights And the advancement of minorities.
Known for her legal promotion of human rights activism, Indira Jaising is an Indian lawyer who is known to be the first senior female advocate in the high court of Bombay. She is also called the “formidable woman”, especially for her remarkable contribution in forming the domestic violence act of 2005. She started her practice in the early 1960s and founded the Lawyer’s collective. Indira has strongly supported environmental issues like the protection of coastlines and advocated for sustainable development. She has also fought some of the most high profile cases in the country and led commissions in Punjab to investigate extrajudicial killings.
One of the most known African-American who advocates for civil rights and abolition, Sojourner was born into enslavement and subjugation who escaped with her infant daughter as a young woman. Set in motion by her faith in civil rights, Truth advocated her beliefs around the country. She joined the Northampton Association of education and industry, where she got a chance to meet people who support the exact cause as hers, which is the American anti-slavery movement, including William Lloyd Garrison and Frederick Douglass. Garrison later helped her write and publish her memoir, The Narrative of Sojourner Truth: A Northern Slave.
Loujain-Al-Hatoul has been active and influential in the movement to lift a driving ban on women and what is called the “waliaayah” or the male guardianship system. It has only been a recent thing in Saudi Arabia that a woman was allowed to travel without taking permission from an elder male Guardian. This also included their rights to file an application for passports and their right to file for marriages and divorces. In 2017, Loujian was detained for 75 days for attempting to drive across Saudi Arabia from the UAE.
Al-Hatoul also stood for elections in Saudi Arabia in 2015, which was apparently the first time women were allowed to vote and stand in elections.
Greta Thunberg is a Swedish environmental activist who is known across the world for challenging world leaders to take immediate action for climate change mitigation. Greta was only 15 years old when she went on strike outside the Swedish Parliament. She claims that she’s got this Asperger’s syndrome which affects the way people interact socially, her one and only superpower. It helps her to see the world in plain black or white.
She also founded the movement Fridays for the future in 2018, which is also known as a school strike for climate.
Here’s a list of the most famous women activists who fought against the laws to award recognition of the rights of women. By now, it is clear that women are at par with men on the pedestal of life, and now power can beat it. Women have been active in all realms of life, be it social, political, environmental or judicial activism. It gives us immense pleasure to recognize, appreciate and advocate these rights to make the world a better place altogether.
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