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5 Inspiring Female Activists Around the World

It is coming to the end of Women’s History Month and what not better time to show appreciation to the females that have dedicated their lives to helping our planet. March marks a month where we can all reflect on the fantastic accomplishments achieved by women globally. Progressive societies have come a long way since the days of women being reduced to wife or mother label, yet there still is a long way to go to reach equality. The leadership gap is far too unbalanced as the majority of positions in power are men, however this does not stop a host of strong willed and passionate females to stand up for what they believe. Below is a list of 5 inspirational female activists that have committed their time and energy to raise awareness and make a change in the world. From 11 year old Ridhima Pandey to 69 year old Laurence Tubiana each one of these females have proven a resilience and commitment to their cause, creating a shift in our world.

Greta Thunberg

Starting with a well known and incredible young women is Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg. At 17 she has achieved more than most have in a lifetime, not only has she spread awareness surrounding the dire state of our planet, she has used her voice to inspire millions of young people. In 2019, Greta was named the Times Person of The Year and holds two consecutive nominations for the Nobel peace prize. Thunberg continues to prove her dedication and passion to fight the climate crisis by actively organising protests, speaking at important political events and continually working on her global mission to make a change. In 2018, a book named No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference was published containing eleven speeches which she has written and presented about the climate crisis. Overall, Thunberg has become an icon in this modern day, she represents the voices of young people around the world.

Laurence Tubiana

Laurence Tubiana is a former French ambassador that worked on the UN Framework Convention of Climate Change and is the CEO of the European Climate Foundation. Tubiana worked relentlessly to persuade countries globally to prioritise the importance of investing in the future of the planet. Though she encountered difficulties and pushbacks along the way she fought for what she believed in. Tubiana was appointed as special representative at the COP21 (Paris climate change convention) and was a key architect of the landmark Paris Agreement. Her responsibility was to ensure the entire event went ahead and agreements with other countries were made. Following COP21, she was appointed High Level Champion for Climate Action by the UN and continuously persists for countries to take accountability for prioritising climate change as a top concern.

Ridhima Pandey

At just 11 years old, Ridhima Pandey filed a petition with the Indian Supreme Court, addressing the governments failure to protect the environment. She proves alongside Greta Thunberg that no matter how old you are and gender, a difference can still be made. Pandey grew up in India and saw the dramatic effects global warming had on her country with the devastating rainstorm in Ha