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Deeyah Khan

Deeyah Khan and her family recieved death threats when she had just launched her career as a singer several years ago in Norway where she was born to a Pakistani father and a Pashtun-Afghani mother. Islamic fundamentalists made her life a living nightmare because they objected to a Muslim woman performing pop music. The threats, harassment and attacks became so regular that she was actually forced to flee her home and family and move to London. In London the threats continued so Deeyah again moved to Atlanta, Georgia in the United States where she literally laid low and did not leave the small apartment she rented for almost two years. It was during this time in the US that she made the decision that these fundamentalists were not going to take her voice away from her. It was in a lonely apartment in Atlanta that Deeyah found an inner activist - a part of her that refused to be silenced by ignorant extremists. In the ensuing years she has won an Emmy Award, a Peabody Award, a Ossietzky Prize by Norwegian PEN and the University of Oslo's Human Rights Award for the films she has produced. She also received the 2016 Peer Gynt Prize from the Parliament of Norway. Through her filmwork Deeyah Khan has become an advocate for the voiceless and an immensely valueable role-model for not only vulnerable women, but for all youth suffering in isolation in cultures that leave them feeling alone and isolated.

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Abezash Tameret

Abezash Tameret is an Ethiopian artist and human rights activist who founded a non-profit called Artists For Charity. Born in Ethiopia she was raised in foster care in Atlanta, Georgia but went back to Ethiopia to reconnect with her roots. The transition from life in America to a new life in Ethiopia was quite difficult, but with perserverance she was successful and has now become a valueable resource for the children of Ethiopia through her HIV+ Children's Home and other initiatives. Her work is funded by donations and through auctions of art that is contributed by artists worldwide.

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Marion Crampe

Darya Safai grabbed media attention during the Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero when she attended football matches wearing a t-shirt and displaying banners that read: 'Let Iranian Women Enter Their Stadiums'. While studying to become a dentist in her native Iran she was arrested along with her husband at a protest against the strict religious regime in Iran. They managed to get bail and as soon as they were out they fled through Turkey to Belgium. Once there she finished her studies to become a dentist, but would not forget the women of her country still living under discrimination and oppression. So in 2014 she founded the group Let Iranian Women Enter Their Stadiums to fight for the right of Iranian women to attend sport games in stadiums. She uses the stadium ban on women as a symbol of one of the many discriminations Iranian women are faced with every day. In absentia she was sentenced to a term of two years in prison in Iran.

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Marion Crampe

Marion Crampe is an athlete, an artist, a performer, a competitor, an instructor and most definitely a woman with huge amount of willpower. The type of pole dancing she does is not what most people think of when they hear the term pole dancing. That kind of pole dancing was what began back in the 1950's in cabaret clubs and was part of strip-tease artists performances. The pole dancing that Marion Crampe does is a discipline known as a fabulous way to develop muscularity, flexibility, artistic sensitivity and self-confidence. It requires a great deal of strength, flexibility, coordination and the kind of grace you'd find in a professional ballerina. To become a world-class pole dancer requires tremendous self-discipline and an equal amount of passion for the art itself. When you see Marion pole dance you know you are watching someone who has dedicated immense amounts of time and effort to reach her level of professionalism.

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Niloofar Rahmani

Niloofar Rahmani is a Second Lieutenant in the Afghanistan Air Force and the first Afghani woman to become a fixed wing aircraft pilot. Though both she and her family received death threats, this courageous woman persevered to complete her training and won the U.S. State Department's International Women of Courage Award in 2015. Female pilots are traditionally banned from transporting dead or wounded soldiers, however Rahmani defied orders when she discovered injured soldiers upon landing on one her missions. Flying them to a hospital, then reported her actions to her superiors, but they imposed no sanctions on her. Her goal is now to fly a larger C-130 cargo-plane and become a flight instructor to inspire other women. She began her training on C-130s with the US Air Force in 2015 and completed the program in December of 2016, following which she applied for asylum in the United States to escape the threats to her life in Afghanistan.

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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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 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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Original Adventure Travellers

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
Thomas Stevens

Isabella Lucy Bird
Isabella Lucy Bird

A. Henry Savage Landor
A. Henry Savage Landor

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