Articles tagged with: action

Awaken Your Inner Warrior, And Use Her In Non-Violent Way

iran_woman_green_2.jpgSusan notes: from the Daily Ohm, to which you can subscribe here. Photo courtesy of Flickr user .faramarz, who has many other photos from the 2009 protests in Iran.

There are certain personality archetypes that we all carry within us, such as the inner child, the lover, and the mother. Some of these archetypes present themselves strongly, while others lay fallow.

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Leymah Gbowee (Executive Director of Women Peace & Security Network Africa)

leymah-gbowee.jpgLeymah Roberta Gbowee is the executive director of the Women Peace and Security Network Africa, based in Accra, Ghana.

She is a founding member and former coordinator of the Women in Peacebuilding Program/West African Network for Peacebuilding (WIPNET/WANEP).

Gbowee is one of a trio of women to have jointly been awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize.

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Germaine Greer (Feminist / Author)

Germaine GreerGermaine Greer (born 29 January 1939) is an Australian writer, academic, journalist and scholar of early modern English literature, widely regarded as one of the most significant feminist voices of the later 20th century.

Greer's ideas have created controversy ever since her book The Female Eunuch became an international best-seller in 1970, turning her into a household name and bringing her both adulation and opposition.

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Irom Chanu Sharmila (Activist/Poet)

Irom Chanu SharmilaIrom Sharmila Chanu (born March 14, 1972), also known as the "Iron Lady of Manipur" or "Menghoubi" ("the fair one"), is a civil rights activist, political activist, and poet from the Indian state of Manipur.

Since November 2000, she has been on hunger strike to demand that the Indian government repeal the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA), which she blames for violence in Manipur and other parts of India's northeast.

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