Women Children's Rights Activists

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Malala Yousafzai
(Women's Rights Activist, World's Youngest Nobel Prize Laureate)

Malala Yousafzai
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Birthdate: July 12, 1997
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mingora, Pakistan

Named to Time 100 thrice, Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai exhibits phenomenal grit and inspires young girls everywhere. An assassination attempt by Islamic fundamentalists could not dampen her spirit, and she fought back with a bestselling memoir and won the Nobel Peace Prize as its youngest recipient, at 17.

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Elizabeth Smart
(Activist)

Elizabeth Smart
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Birthdate: November 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Elizabeth Smart is a child safety activist who gained national attention when she was kidnapped from her home at the age of 14. She was held captive for nine months before she was rescued by the cops. Smart went on to become an activist and works against human trafficking and abduction. In 2011, she became the founder of the Elizabeth Smart Foundation.

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Sally Struthers
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Birthdate: July 28, 1947
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States

Sally Struthers is an American actress best known for playing Gloria Stivic in the popular sitcom television series All in the Family, for which she received a couple of Emmy Awards. Also a well-known activist, Struthers has been working towards improving the lives of impoverished children as part of her work as a spokesperson for the child development organization, ChildFund.

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Ali Hewson
(Activist and Co-founder of the Fashion Line "EDUN" and Skincare Products Company "Nude")

Ali Hewson
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Birthdate: March 23, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

Ali Hewson is an Irish businesswoman and activist. In the 1990s, Hewson joined the anti-nuclear movement and started working with activists like Adi Roche. In 2002, she played a key role in organizing campaigns against the Sellafield nuclear facility in England. As a businesswoman, Hewson has co-founded a skincare company and a fashion label called Nude skincare and EDUN respectively.

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Isra Hirsi
(Co-founder and served as the co-executive director of the U.S. Youth Climate Strike)

Isra Hirsi
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Birthdate: February 22, 2003
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Edith Cowan
(Social Campaigner)

Edith Cowan
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Birthdate: August 2, 1861
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Geraldton, Australia
Died: June 9, 1932

Edith Cowan was an Australian social reformer best remembered for serving as a member of parliament; she was the first Australian woman to do so. She is also remembered for working for the welfare and rights of children and women. In recognition of her contribution, Cowan has been depicted on Australia's fifty-dollar note since 1995.

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Nandana Sen
(Actress Known for Her Roles in Films: ‘Black’, ‘Tango Charlie’, ‘Perfect Mismatch’, and ‘Sharpe’s Peril')

Nandana Sen
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Birthdate: August 19, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Calcutta, West Bengal, India

Nandana Sen is an Indian actress, children's rights activist, children's author, and screenwriter. Apart from appearing in Indian films, Nandana Sen has also appeared in Italian, Canadian, and American films. She has also been playing an important role in fighting against the crisis of child trafficking. She has also written six children's books, including The Monkey Who Wanted to Fly.

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Bernice King
(Minister)

Bernice King
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Birthdate: March 28, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Bernice King is an American minister best known as the daughter of the popular activist and leader Martin Luther King Jr. Over the years, Barnice King has supported many noble causes for which she has been honored with several awards. In 2009, she was honored at the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Convention for her service to women.

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Florence Kelley
(Social Reformer)

Florence Kelley
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Birthdate: September 12, 1859
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 17, 1932

Florence Kelley was an American political and social reformer who pioneered the term wage abolitionism. Kelley's work for the minimum wage, children's rights, and eight-hour workdays are widely acclaimed today. After serving as the National Consumers League’s first general secretary, Florence Kelley helped found the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1909.    

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Tehmina Durrani
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Birthdate: February 18, 1953
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lahore, Pakistan

Tehmina Durrani is a Pakistani author and artist. She is also a well-known activist for women's and children's rights. She came to prominence after writing a book about being abused by her famous politician husband, Ghulam Mustafa Khar, who she divorced. She actively supports the social rehabilitation of women. She later married politician Shahbaz Sharif. 

Dominique Folloroux-Ouattara
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Birthdate: December 16, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Constantine, Algeria

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Emily Greene Balch
(Social Activist)

Emily Greene Balch
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Birthdate: January 8, 1867
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Boston
Died: January 9, 1961

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Efua Sutherland
(Playwright)

Efua Sutherland
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Birthdate: June 27, 1924
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cape Coast, Ghana
Died: January 2, 1996

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Amanda Smith
(Leader)

Amanda Smith
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Birthdate: January 23, 1837
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Long Green, Maryland, United States
Died: February 24, 1915

Born into slavery, Amanda Smith later stepped into freedom after her father bought his and his family’s freedom. Starting as a domestic help, she later became a missionary and a Holiness movement leader, who invested in women’s education wholeheartedly and even established an orphanage for Black girls.

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Grace Abbott
(Social Worker)

Grace Abbott
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Birthdate: November 17, 1878
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Grand Island, Nebraska, United States
Died: June 19, 1939

Grace Abbott is best remembered for her efforts toward securing reformation of child labor laws and the betterment of the work conditions of immigrant laborers. After her graduation, she moved to Hull House, where she focused on social work. She later penned books such as The Immigrant and the Community.

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Julia Lathrop
(Social worker)

Julia Lathrop
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Birthdate: June 29, 1858
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rockford, Illinois, United States
Died: April 15, 1932

Born to a well-known lawyer, Julia Lathrop initially worked in her father’s law office and later turned into a full-fledged social reformer working on areas such as education and children’s welfare. She also created history by serving as the first director of the U.S. Children’s Bureau.

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Sheila Kitzinger
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Birthdate: March 29, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Taunton, England
Died: April 11, 2015

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Bertha Holt
(Activist)

Bertha Holt
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Birthdate: February 5, 1904
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Died: 2000 AD

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Khajidsuren Bolormaa
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Birthdate: January 18, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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Lucy Flower
(Children's Rights Activist)

Lucy Flower
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Birthdate: May 10, 1837
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 27, 1921

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Akua Dansua
(Ghanaian Politician)

Akua Dansua
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Birthdate: April 23, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hohoe

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Christina Evangeline
(Kenan Thompson's Wife)

Christina Evangeline
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Birthdate: March 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada