Women activists

Posted Oct 26, 2009
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  1. Indian women activists

    Indian women activists

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  2. Iranian women activists

    Iranian women activists

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  3. Liberian women activists

    Liberian women activists

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  4. American women activists

    American women activists

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  5. British women activists

    British women activists

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  6. Nigerian women activists

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  7. Tunisian women activists

    Tunisian women activists

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  8. Women humanitarians

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  9. Women philanthropists

    Women philanthropists

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  1. Hayden Panettiere

    Hayden Panettiere


    Hayden Leslie Panettiere (/ˌpæntiˈɛər/; ); born August 21, 1989) is an American actress, model, singer, and activist. She is known for her roles as cheerleader Claire Bennet on the NBC series Heroes (2006–10), Juliette Barnes in the ABC musical drama series Nashville (since 2012) and Kairi in the video game series Kingdom Hearts.

  2. Jenny McCarthy

    Jenny McCarthy


    Jennifer Ann "Jenny" McCarthy (born November 1, 1972) is an American model, television host, comedienne, actress, author, and anti-vaccine activist. She began her career in 1993 as a nude model for Playboy magazine and was later named their Playmate of the Year. McCarthy then parlayed her Playboy fame into a television and film acting career. She is a former co-host of the ABC talk show The View.

  3. Fran Drescher

    Fran Drescher


    Francine Joy "Fran" Drescher (born September 30, 1957) is an American film and television comedian, model, actress, producer, ordained minister, and activist. She is best known for her role as Fran Fine in the hit TV series The Nanny (1993–99), and for her nasal voice and thick New York accent.

  4. Jessica Lange

    Jessica Lange


    Jessica Phyllis Lange (born April 20, 1949) is an American actress who has worked in film, theater and television. The recipient of several awards, including two Oscars, three Emmys, five Golden Globes, one SAG Award and three Dorian Awards; in 1998, Entertainment Weekly listed Lange among The 25 Greatest Actresses of the '90s.

  5. Björk



    Björk Guðmundsdóttir (born 21 November 1965), known mononymously as Björk (/ˈbjɜrk/), is an Icelandic experimental singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and occasional actress. She initially became known as the lead singer of the alternative rock band The Sugarcubes, whose 1987 single "Birthday" was a hit on US and UK indie stations and a favorite among music critics. Björk began her career as a solo artist in 1993. Her album Debut was rooted in electronic, house, jazz and trip hop and is widely credited as one of the first albums to introduce electronic music into mainstream pop. Over her three-decade solo career, Björk has developed an eclectic musical style that incorporates aspects of electronic, alternative dance, trip hop, experimental, jazz, alternative rock, avant-garde and classical music.

  6. Elizabeth Omilami

    Elizabeth Omilami


    Elisabeth Williams-Omilami (born February 18, 1951) is an African-American human rights activist and an actress.

  7. Soeur Sourire

    Soeur Sourire


    Jeanne Deckers (17 October 1933 — 29 March 1985), aka Jeannine Deckers, better known as Sœur Sourire ("Sister Smile", often credited as The Singing Nun in English-speaking countries), was a Belgian singer-songwriter and initially a member of the Dominican Order in Belgium as Sister Luc-Gabrielle. She acquired world fame in 1963 with the release of the French-language song "Dominique", which topped the U.S. Billboard and other charts.

  8. Lily Mazahery

    Lily Mazahery


    Lily Mazahery (born October 10, 1972) is a disbarred Iranian-American lawyer, formerly a human rights activist, and a source on Iran. She is principal of Mazahery Law Firm and the founder and president of Legal Rights Institute (LRI), a non-governmental organization (NGO).

  9. Vidyaben Shah

    Vidyaben Shah


    Vidyaben Shah (Hindi: विद्याबेन शाह, Gujarati: વિદ્યાબેન શાહ) (born 1922) is a leading Indian social worker and activist known for her work with children, women and the elderly in India. While she was already serving as Vice-President, she was appointed the first non-officio President of the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1975. She has held several leading positions in the field of social welfare since the 1940s.

  10. Maggie Gallagher

    Maggie Gallagher


    Margaret Gallagher Srivastav (born September 14, 1960), better known by her working name Maggie Gallagher, is an American writer and socially conservative commentator. She wrote a syndicated column for Universal Press Syndicate from 1995 to 2013 and has written books. She serves as president of the Institute for Marriage and Public Policy, a nonprofit organization which lobbies on issues of marriage law. She is an executive committee member, former president and former chairman of the board of the National Organization for Marriage, which opposes same-sex marriage and other legal recognition of same-sex partnerships.

  11. Danièle Djamila Amrane-Minne

    Danièle Djamila Amrane-Minne


    Danièle Minne (born 13 August 1939 at Neuilly-sur-Seine) was one of the few European girls convicted for assisting the FLN during the Algerian War. Her mother Jacqueline Netter-Minne-Guerroudj and her stepfather Abdelkader Guerroudj, were both condemned to death as accomplices of Fernand Iveton, the only European who was guillotined for his part in the Algerian revolt. Her mother was never executed, partly due to a campaign on her behalf conducted by Simone de Beauvoir; her stepfather was also freed.

  12. Sunita Narain

    Sunita Narain


    Sunita Narain is an Indian environmentalist and political activist as well as a major proponent of the Green concept of sustainable development. Narain has been with the India-based Centre for Science and Environment since 1982. She is currently the director general of the Centre for Science and Environment and the director of the Society for Environmental Communications and publisher of the fortnightly magazine, Down To Earth.

  13. Nini Stoltenberg

    Nini Stoltenberg


    Nini Stoltenberg (11 February 1963 – 27 July 2014), was a Norwegian television personality and sister of Jens Stoltenberg, former prime minister of Norway. She was, however, better known as a drug addict, and has been cited as such by Norwegian media on numerous occasions. She has often been depicted as an unofficial spokesperson for Norwegian drug users. Stoltenberg was part of a 12-member group of expert advisors on drug policies for the second cabinet Bondevik (2001 – 2005).

  14. Tanja Nijmeijer

    Tanja Nijmeijer


    Tanja Nijmeijer (born February 13, 1978 in Denekamp) is a Dutch guerilla fighter and former English teacher who has been a member of the Colombian guerrilla group Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) since 2002. She has also been one of the group's leading public figures since the discovery of her diary in 2007. She is part of the negotiating team involved in ongoing peace talks with the Colombian government.

  15. Lobat Vala

    Lobat Vala


    Lobat Vala (born 1930 in Tehran) is an Iranian poet, and campaigner for the Women Liberation and Equal Rights in Iran. Having been exiled from Iran since 1979, Vala lives in London, and lived in Melbourne between 1980 and 1984. While there she obtained an MA in Middle Eastern Studies from University of Melbourne and in London worked as a journalist and writer in Keyhan weekly newspaper until 2006. Vala has published several poetry books in Persian.

  16. Yvonne Margarula

    Yvonne Margarula


    Yvonne Margarula won the 1998 Friends of the Earth International Environment Award and the 1998 Nuclear-Free Future Award. She also won the 1999 U.S. Goldman Environmental Prize, with Jacqui Katona, in recognition of efforts to protect their country and culture against uranium mining.

  17. Louise Burfitt-Dons

    Louise Burfitt-Dons


    Louise Burfitt-Dons, FRSA (née Byres; born 22 October 1953) is a British writer and social commentator, humanitarian and political activist who is best known for her anti-bullying work as the founder of the charity Act Against Bullying. She was the Conservative Party candidate for MP for Nottingham North in the 2015 general election.

  18. Rasammah Bhupalan

    Rasammah Bhupalan


    Rasammah Bhupalan (born May 1, 1927), also known as Rasammah Naomi Navarednam or Mrs F.R. Bhupalan, is a renowned Malaysian freedom fighter and social activist.

  19. Mairead Maguire

    Mairead Maguire


    Mairead Maguire (born 27 January 1944), also known as Mairead Corrigan Maguire and formerly as Mairéad Corrigan, is a peace activist from Northern Ireland. She co-founded, with Betty Williams and Ciaran McKeown, the Women for Peace, which later became the Community for Peace People, an organisation dedicated to encouraging a peaceful resolution of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Maguire and Williams were awarded the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize. Maguire has also won several other awards.

  20. Margaret Traxler

    Margaret Traxler


    Margaret Ellen Traxler, S.S.N.D., was a prominent American Religious Sister with the School Sisters of Notre Dame and a women's rights activist. She was also a leader in developing institutions to help poor women in the City of Chicago.

  21. Donna Norris

    Donna Norris


    Donna Norris has been a child safety campaigner since the murder of her 9-year-old daughter Amber Hagerman in 1996.

  22. Ronit Avni

    Ronit Avni


    Ronit Avni is a Canadian/Israeli/ recent American. Ronit Avni is an award-winning filmmaker, human rights advocate and media strategist with an expertise in Israeli-Palestinian conflict resolution efforts. Ms. Avni is the Founder and Executive Director of Just Vision, a non-profit organization that researches, documents and creates media about Palestinian and Israeli grassroots leaders in nonviolence and peace building.

  23. Margaret Skinnider

    Margaret Skinnider


    Margaret Skinnider (28 May 1892 – 10 October 1971) was a revolutionary and feminist born in Coatbridge, Scotland. She fought during the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin. Her part in the Easter Rising was all the more notable because she was a woman, a sniper and the only female wounded in the action. She was mentioned three times for bravery in the dispatches sent to the Dublin GPO.

  24. Angie Zelter

    Angie Zelter


    Angie Zelter (b. 5 June 1951) is an activist and the founder of a number of international campaign groups, including Trident Ploughshares and the International Woman's Peace Service. Zelter is known for non-violent direct action campaigns and has been arrested over 100 times in Belgium, Canada, England, Malaysia, Norway, Poland and Scotland, serving 16 prison sentences. Zelter claims to be a self professed 'global citizen'.

  25. Eva Cox

    Eva Cox


    Eva Cox, AO (born 21 February 1938) is an Austrian-born Australian writer, feminist, sociologist, social commentator and activist. She has been an active advocate for creating a "more civil" society. She was a long-term member of the Women's Electoral Lobby (WEL), and is exploring concepts of social and ethical accounting for business enterprises.

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