International Women's Day
Meet the women changing our world for the better right now.
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Jacinda Ardern is not only New Zealand's youngest prime minister but also the second world leader to give birth while in office. She made history again when she became the first world leader to bring their baby into a United Nations' general assembly meeting.
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Activist and community organizer Tarana Burke founded the #MeToo movement in 2006 to support survivors of sexual abuse and violence. Her work has given numerous survivors a safe space to use their voice and push for much-needed reforms.
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Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi founded the political movement-building project #BlackLivesMatter in 2013 following the acquittal of Trayvon Martin's killer. Their work has changed the way we talk about police brutality and racial inequalities.
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The United Arab Emirates became the fifth country to reach Mars’ orbit in February thanks largely to the work of scientist Sarah Al Amiri. As UAE’s Minister for Advanced Sciences, Amiri lead a team comprised predominantly of women in launching the Hope spacecraft.
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Pakistani education activist and Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai continues to champion the education of girls around the world through the Malala Fund despite being shot by the Taliban in 2012 for pursuing her schooling.
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