7 of the Most Influential Women in the World

During history, there have been many women who have changed the world. Some fought for women’s rights, others focused on helping the poor and disadvantaged and others still worked to prove that women are just as good and important as men. We have chosen a few of them to share for inspiration, but there are so many more powerful and wonderful women who have left a mark.

Mother Teresa (1910-1997)

Mother Teresa is a name known all over the world by young and old. She was one of the most selfless and inspiring women to ever walk the earth. She believed that love could change the world and she lived her life in service of those who were less privileged and disadvantaged.

Susan B Anthony (1802-1906)

Susan B Anthony worked avidly to oppose slavery and she campaigned for women’s rights and worker’s rights. Her work led to the changing of people’s views and attitudes and it also lay the foundation for laws that would later be instated and, amongst other things, gave women the right to vote.

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)

Eleanor Roosevelt may be more well-known for famous quotes like ‘No-one can make you feel inferior without your permission’. However, her role in history was much larger. She was the wife of US president DF Roosevelt and she was an avid fighter for universal human rights. What many people don’t know, is that she was the head of the United Nations human rights commission when the UN Declaration of Human Rights was drafted and passed.

Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797)

Mary Wollstonecraft wrote a book that would change the way people view women and their rights. The book was called ‘A Vindication of the Rights of Women’. During her time, these ideas were seen as radical, but they would eventually seep their way into later centuries and be accepted as valid.

Marie Curie (1867-1934)

Marie Curie was a very intelligent lady and was determined to prove women could work as hard as men. She was the first women to win a Nobel Prize and she did it twice. She won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1903 and in Chemistry in 1911. Her work was influential in the development of radioactivity and X-Ray.

Oprah Winfrey (1954- )

Everyone in the world knows about Oprah. She has influenced American people, culture, and much more in the last few decades. She inspires and gives back to the people. She writes books on many issues and her television show changed many lives.

Rosa Parks (1913-2005)

Rosa Parks set in motion a huge movement that fought against apartheid in the United States. She refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus and by doing so, started a whole campaign for equal civil rights. She played a big role during this time and in the American civil rights movement as a whole.

It is clear that women have been strong, independent, smart, and influential for many decades and centuries. Women can inspire and motivate and start revolutions. This is part of the reason why women should have equal rights and opportunities.

3 Ways to Join the Fight for Women’s Rights in the United States of America

You would think that the world would have gotten over gender inequality and outdated views of women and gender roles. It is, after all, the year 2017. Unfortunately, this is not the case and gender inequality is still very much alive. With President Trump planning to get rid of all the organizations that protect women, it is definitely time to take action. Here are the ways you can get involved, no matter if you are male or female.

Donate and support the organizations that work to protect women and their rights. If you start asking around and doing some research, you will find that there are many organizations and movements that need help. Some of the better-known ones are Planned Parenthood, National Organization for Women, and The Center for Reproductive Rights. You can donate money and time to these organizations and help them stay open. If you can’t contribute financially, these places can always use your time and help as well.

Educate yourself and your loved ones. People have many misperceptions and stereotypes that prevent them from knowing the truth and seeing the reality of what is happening in the world. To help rectify this situation, educate yourself on what rights women have, which rights we are fighting for, what different women’s rights organizations and health clinics actually do, and how you can help. Make sure that you also tell your friends and family what you’ve learned and they can tell their friends. That is how we can make a change and ensure that people have the right information.

Start taking action against those who are against women’s rights. Do some research on your local politicians and activist movements that may not be in support of women’s rights. Write letters, attend meetings, arrange peaceful rallies, join an organization, etc. to make your voice heard.

Apart from these 3 things, the most important thing you can do every day is support and be there for the women in your life. Talk openly with your friends and be supportive of them. Listen when they tell you about the things that they are experiencing and make sure they know that they are not alone.

Great Men Who Have Joined the Fight for Women’s Rights

People like Emma Watson has in recent years made it clear that feminism is misunderstood and that it is not only women who fight and should fight for women’s rights. Men across the world have started standing up for the cause and are speaking out for equal rights for all. Meet the men who are publicly standing up and supporting equal rights.

Nick McKenzie – Great Men Project Manager

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He started as a volunteer and then became involved with Great Men workshops. They work with boys and men to help them rethink gender stereotypes and what they believe ‘real men’ do. They work to make the younger generations understand that women are not inferior and should not be the object of violence or sexism from men.

Shamil Makhecha – Member of the ‘Youth for Change’ project in the UK

Shamil believes the biggest issue facing women today is the outdated perceptions of gender. Gender roles have changed and should be more fluid. He is working on this project to help counter discrimination and separation based on incorrect and outdated views of gender and gender roles.

Luke Martin – Training Officer for Domestic and Sexual Violence and Violence Against Women and Girls

Luke has a law degree and feels very strongly about protecting women and allowing gender roles to be more fluid. He believes that parents are setting very rigid gender roles from a young age and that this causes many problems regarding equality for both genders.

Sadiq Khan – Mayor of London

He is a lawyer, MP, and now Mayor who has always believed that everyone should have equal rights. He uses his role as leader to help get rid of discrimination and equality in all forms.

This handful of men is changing the world and fighting for women’s rights and the right for everyone to be equal. They are joined by many other men across the world in the fight for equality and the fight against discrimination.

Facts You Need to Know About Women’s Health

Women’s health is something that is very important. Women carry future generations, they are often the main caregivers in the home, and they have specific health needs. This does not mean that men’s health is less important. It simply means that we need to ensure that all women get the healthcare they need. Here are some facts about women’s health.
Gender-based vulnerabilities – In developing countries, and sub-Saharan Africa specifically, many women still face discrimination or a lack of access to proper healthcare. In these countries, you will find many women with HIV, cancer, and other health problems that don’t have access to healthcare and medicine to help them.

Child marriages – Even though we are living in the 21st century, there are still countries and cultures that allow young girls to be married to older men. These girls, who are all younger than 18 and are often forced to get married from as early as 8 years old, don’t have the knowledge or experience to understand sex, the risks involved, etc.
Smoking habits – General statistics show that there are a lot more men than women that smoke. However, cigarette companies have become clever and are marketing directly to women which have caused an increase in the number of women who smoke. It has been found that it is more difficult for women to quit smoking and that traditional therapies are less effective with women.
Developing countries – The women in developing countries face so many unnecessary health complications. Too many women die every year because of preventable complications during childbirth and pregnancy because they don’t have access to proper healthcare.

Violence against women – Every day thousands of women across the world deal with sexual or physical violence. Most of the time, these violent acts are committed by men that they know well. Rape and physical abuse is not something that just happens to women who are irresponsible or poor. It happens to women of all races, cultures, religions, and socio-economic backgrounds. These violent acts cause many health issues for women from unwanted pregnancies to sexually transmitted diseases to emotional scars that may never heal.
Women across the world are facing horrific health conditions and we believe that this needs to be fixed. These are only a few facts that show how much women need to have better healthcare access and services.

Care For The Elderly – Elderly health is important because this blog is about Women we will talk about elderly women’s health. This topic is very important. In the U.S. almost everyone goes onto Medicare when they turn 65. Overall, Medicare is a great program. Medicare covers 80% of all medical costs, leaving about 20% leftover. This is where many folks get into trouble. For a woman, preventative tests for breast cancer and cervical cancer are expensive. For these reasons, you should get a supplemental policy to help pay for the costs that Medicare does not pick up.  There are many plans to choose from but we like Plan G offered by Cigna.

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