Irena Sendler — The Woman Who Saved 2,500 Jewish Children During The Holocaust.

Irena Sendler — The Woman Who Saved 2,500 Jewish Children During The Holocaust

The X-Women to Admire Movement™.

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The X-Women to Admire Movement™   is a global movement to raise awareness about and to highlight admirable women worldwide who are positive role models for women and girls globally. Please click on this link http://www.xiomaraasosa.com/category/women-to-admire-movement/ to see all of our posts.

Malawi’s fearsome chief, terminator of child marriages.

 Theresa Kachindamoto was the youngest of 12 children born into a family of chiefs [Hannah McNeish/Al Jazeera]

The woman who broke up 850 child marriages and banned sexual initiation camps in Malawi. The mild-mannered woman who zips around a farmhouse packed with knick-knacks and insists her guests eat a meal before any introductions, presents a character at odds with her fearsome reputation of being Malawi’s top marriage terminator. http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2016/03/malawi-fearsome-chief-terminator-child-marriages-160316081809603.html

Ophelia Dahl’s National Health Service.

Partners in Health wants to rebuild entire countries’ medical systems, and bring health care to some of the poorest people on earth. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/12/18/ophelia-dahls-national-health-service?mbid=nl_Weekly%20121117&CNDID=49341985&spMailingID=12541660&spUserID=MTg2MTUwMzg1OTA4S0&spJobID=1301049067&spReportId=MTMwMTA0OTA2NwS2

7 inspiring, badass women.

Lilian Bland in her plane

You may not have heard of them, but these women defied convention and set their own paths.

Once you start learning about women’s history, you realize that we’re living in a golden time for women’s freedom and rights.

As Ellen Burstyn details in her candid and heartbreaking interview with Anna Sale for the Death, Sex & Money podcast, after Burstyn’s husband was placed in a mental hospital, she wasn’t allowed to transfer the couple’s car insurance to her name — even though her husband was incapacitated. Harvard didn’t admit women until 1977, and Columbia sent women to Barnard instead until 1981. It wasn’t until 1973 that women in all 50 states could serve on juries, and it was the 1970s before many of the last laws changed. Now women can own property, have their own credit cards and yes, even have car insurance in their own names. It’s amazing to think that women haven’t even been able to vote for 100 years yet. http://mnatu.re/2r2YH57

Afghanistan’s First Female Street Artist Brings Hijabs And Feminism To City Walls.

A woman in a purple hijab sits playing the piano, a tear rolling down her cheek. She plays her solitary tune amongst a sea of blue skyscrapers, soaring above the cars that zoom beneath her unnoticed. This subject already wears her contradictions proudly — she is strong, she is vulnerable, she is graceful, creative, separate, sad. And yet, at least it seems, she calls out to no one, content to sit with her feelings and express herself creatively, freely, in peace. Read more at https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/afghanistans-first-female-street-artist_us_56c26fd5e4b0b40245c79f3c