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Aarathi Prasad

Dr. Aarathi Prasad is a doctor of biology and geneticist that has authored several books and appeared in Brave New World with Stephen Hawking for Channel 4 and the Discovery Channel, and The Science of the Future with Stephen Hawking for the Discovery Channel and National Geographic. Dr. Prasad has a PhD in molecular genetics from Imperial College London, and subsequently worked on a Cancer Research UK-funded post-doctoral project using chemical genetics to identify early therapeutic targets in cancers. She was also a recipient of the Wellcome Trust Mentoring Award for Emerging Talent, and has been a science advisor to the British Council, the United Kingdom's international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations, where she developed international research collaborations and policy, and public engagement in science. She is a brilliant woman who has worked in cutting edge research for years and developed remarkable results concerning human reproduction.

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Elisa Sednaoui

Elisa Sednaoui is an actress, director, model of Italian, French and Egyptian decent and founder of the Elisa Sednaoui Foundation - a charitable organization which she launched with the goal of providing children with a wide range of life skills through after-school classes in the arts. When she came up with the idea her dream was to launch a cultural centre where children could learn values - like equality, listening when others speak, empowerment of women. The arts has proven itself as an incredible tool in teaching values - starting in Egypt and then expanding to other places. The foundation launched its pilot project in Luxor, Egypt in April of 2014 with a youth workshop. Since then, they have conducted two additional youth workshops - reaching more than 300 youth, and four progressive adult trainings, allowing them to build facilitator capacity. In January 2016, they inaugurated FUNTASIA, a permanent cultural center that offers year-round activities. They expanded to Bra, Italy where they partnered with Save the Children, the local City Council and Partnership for Youth Empowerment (PYE) to provide a week of a creative learning experiences for 140 middle school students, as well as facilitator training for 30 adults.

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Gigi Ibrahim

Gigi Ibrahim is an Egyptian student activist and blogger when she returned to Cairo during the Tahrir Square uprising during the Egyptian Revolution in 2011 that led to the ousting of President Hosni Mubarak. She had been a student in Long Beach, California prior to the beginnings of the Egyptian uprising and a political activist that felt it was time for her to return home to Cairo. She has been credited as being a part of a new generation of citizen journalists who have documented news events using social media when oppressive regimes limit news reporting. For this she was featured on a cover of Time magazine as being one of the leaders of the Tahrir Square uprising as well as appearing on Frontline, the BBC, Al Jazeera and The Daily Show. She was also was featured in a documentary by award-winning journalist Inigo Gilmore following her from the earliest days of the revolution, looking at her life not just in Tahrir Square, but also at her home in Cairo. The documentary Gigi's Revolution was aired on the PBS Network in the USA.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal

Maggie Gyllenhaal is an award-winning American actress and social activist and the sister of actor Jake Gyllenhaal. Her career has been focused mainly on films, but she has also done numerous television and theater roles for which she was nominated for many awards including the Golden Globe she won for Best Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film for her role in The Honourable Woman. Her talent earned her numerous nominations for awards for a large number of the films she appeared in. She has actively campaigned for the American Civil Liberties Union, has supported and raiswed funds for Rock the Vote, Witness - a non-profit organization that uses video and online technologies to expose human rights violations, TrickleUp.org - a non-profit organization that helps impoverished people start a micro-enterprise. Since 2008 she devoted much of her time to the Hear the World Foundation as an Ambassador.

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Petra Nemcova

Petra Nemcova was born in in Karvina, Czechoslovakia and is a Czech model, television host and philanthropist who is the founder and heads the Happy Hearts Fund, a 501C charitable foundation that builds schools in countries where natural disasters have impacted the lives of its children after initial relief efforts end. Her foundation, Happy Hearts Fund, came about after she and her partner were caught in the tsunami that struck Thailand. Simon Atlee lost his life in the tragedy and Petra clung to a palm tree for 8 hours until she was rescued by a Thai local, but her injuries were extensive and serious. After she recovered in a hospital in Thailand she thought of the screams of children she was unable to help that day and decided she would do something once she recovered. A lack of continuing support after the first response means that children are without safe schools for four to six, or even more years. Six years is an entire primary school education. The ripple effects on these children's lives and the lives of their community and future generations is tremendous. So, in order to solve this problem she founded the non-profit Happy Hearts Fund. They are dedicated to rebuilding safe, resilient schools and to restoring hope and opportunity in the lives of children after natural disasters.

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Troublesome Patriarchal Dominance - Time For More Women in Positions of Power

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Women from around the world that are living on the edge, doing something special, making a difference or generally in possession of a unique nature. In my book these women should be put in positions of power and allowed a chance to see what they would add to our world, instead of the men that promise blah-blah-blah and then fill their own pockets as well as the pockets of their buddies. The way I see it, any of this diverse group of women would be an improvement...

These are the kind of women that should be put in positions of power. They would make positive contributions with their time and resources and leave the world better for having been here. And not to mention the fact that they all certainly look far more appealing...

From century to century throughout history the men have ruled the roost in politics and business and relegated the home as the place where the women were to direct their attention and efforts. The women have done their job admirably, but the men have failed miserably in most cases. Their politics are corrupt and their businesses have turned into large greedy corporations. The patriarchal model is evidently not working so well - so maybe it's time to hand the reins over to the women. The wars and conflicts around the world are the result of male dominance in politics, and more often than not, are set in motion to benefit male controlled corporate interests. Turn on the evening news anywhere in the world and you'll see images of angry men in conflict and women and children in flight. It is time for change...

Women Of Substance - Interesting and Unique Women



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unique women of the world


unique women of the world

Worldwide women are asserting themselves and taking charge of everything from the corporate boardroom to more artistic and unique positions in the world of art, design, cuisine and adventure travel. On the African continent women are raising themselves into postions of power in politics, the arts and business. Women are no longer to be kept within stereotypical confines and are no longer asking for empowerment, but are simply taking charge over their lives and the situations and events that affect them. Above are just three of these self empowered females.



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unique women of the world


unique women of the world

When it comes to being on the front lines amidst the unrest that has been reshaping countries around the world, it is now women who are placing themselves at risk to bring news to the rest of us about not only the conflicts that mainstream media reports, but often to expose corruption and abuses that might well never surface if it wasn't for these women on the ground in these locations bringing these misdeeds to the attention of a worldwide audience. The women above are three - one from Tunis, one from London, and one from Cairo that played integral roles in bringing the world's attention to injustice.


Prominent Womens Groups - Women Around the World

www.wedo.org

As a global women's advocacy organization, WEDO envisions a just world that promotes and protects human rights, gender equality and the integrity of the environment. WEDO's mission is to ensure that women's rights; social, economic and environmental justice; and sustainable development principles, as well as the linkages between them are at the heart of global and national policies, programs and practices.

www.wilpfinternational.org

Started in 1915, when 1,200 women from a diversity of cultures and languages came together in The Hague during the First World War, to study, make known and eliminate the causes of war. They issued resolutions, sent out delegations to most countries engaged in the First World War and created our organisation: the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. WILPF for short.

www.w4.org

W4 - Women's WorldWide Web is an online collaborative platform dedicated to empowering girls and women around the world, through education, microfinance, access to ICTs and networking. Connect with us and co-create opportunities for girls and women to thrive.

www.unwomen.org

In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. In doing so, UN Member States took an historic step in accelerating the Organization's goals on gender equality and the empowerment of women.

www.now.org

Since its founding in 1966, NOW's goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women. NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society.

www.wilsoncenter.org

The Council of Women World Leaders is a network of current and former women presidents and prime ministers. The Council currently has 49 Members. The Council's mission is to promote good governance and enhance the experience of democracy globally by increasing the number, effectiveness, and visibility of women who lead at the highest levels in their countries.

www.womensrefugeecommission.org

The Women's Refugee Commission is having positive impact on the lives of displaced women, children and youth around the world. Their programs focus on reproductive health, economic livelihoods, displaced youth, asylum seekers and people with disabilities.

www.ifuw.org

The International Federation of University Women (IFUW) is an international, non-profit organization of women graduates. We were founded in 1919 by women who believed in the importance of education and working together for peace, international understanding and friendship.

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Kristin Espinasse is the American woman behind the blog French-Word-A-Day.com. Her personal essays make up the books "Words in a French Life" and "Blossoming in Provence." As a columnist at France Today, her back page "Dernier Mot" is read by Francophiles bimonthly. She lives in Provence with her French husband, their two children, and two golden retrievers. Sign up for her free word journal at www.french-word-a-day.com In her latest book of colorful photos and tender essays, Kristin shows us how she overcomes cultural "tests", always finishing with an "A" for amour de la vie!



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Women in the World Foundation

Women in the World is a movement dedicated to advancing women and girls through stories and solutions. The Women in the World Foundation is a powerful initiative dedicated to driving solutions that advance women and girls.
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International Museum of Women

International Museum of Women invites you to experience this innovative twenty-first century museum and be a part of advancing the lives of women around the world by participating in their global online exhibitions and supporting their efforts with a secure online donation!

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A different traveller has emerged in the current generation that are looking for more than just merely going sight-seeing. The new travelers are using their journeys to find where they belong in the world both physically and spiritually by immersing themselves in different cultures. Some use it to change their own perspectives and yet others use it as an opportunity to effect positive changes in the cultures they visit. But you do not need to have a mission to embark on your own journey. The following stories will provide a glimpse at what some of these new travelers are doing when they travel. Travelling is no longer limited to a matter of weeks spent away from a job, but has to many replaced the job with an occupation more interesting and fulfilling. Many of the reasons why people travel today are similar to the reasons why both men and women embarked on extensive journeys at the turn of the 19th century. One of the main reasons is that they want firsthand knowledge and experience of the world in which they live.

Often the modern day adventure traveller more than likely carries a pocket-sized digital camera, a credit card, cell phone and even a laptop computer. Travels on commercial airlines, on buses, by train or in a car. Sleeps in hotels, pensions or hostels occasionally if not camping out in a high-tech tent with a wind-proof stove, goose-down sleeping bag and Perrier water from a super-lightweight titanium flask. Gets up in the morning and puts on a pair of Addidas Cuzco hiking boots after pulling on an Abercrombie & Fitch T-shirt and slipping on a Helly Hansen Helly Tech waterproof, breathable textile jacket with several high-energy bars in the pockets. Most of the travellers adventure has been in waiting for UPS to show up at the door with the latest must have travel gear, so when its time to travel, it is a wonder that this traveller has not run out of cash and been forced to just stay home by the telly and watch the Discovery Channel. But that is not to say that all modern day adventure travellers fit this description. Many take on tough challenges, although not as extreme as their counterparts near the turn of the century. Arnold Henry Savage Landor, Isabella Lucy Bird and Thomas Stevens were not modern day adventure travellers, but saw and recorded more people and their customs on more continents than most modern day travellers - and did the majority of their travels on steamships, horseback or on foot. Read their travel books that are free e-book downloads in a choice of formats at the bottom of each of their pages.

Thomas Stevens
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Isabella Lucy Bird


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A. Henry Savage Landor



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