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Not necessarily you have to define anything related to powerful women under the category of Feminism. Because feminism isn’t a category, it is an ideology, a thought process, a state of mind which makes real sense. People have to start seeing feminism as a different thing, maybe because it is about women and their liberation. Well, if that’s the case then these women that we are going to introduce you with today, are going to change your take on feminism. Because they are the powerful women who are standing apart to make changes in people’s lives, who actually are making a difference.

We know them from The Women Deliver Fourth Global Conference where people around the world, women around the world, gather to discuss major issues like health and rights of women, etc.

These are women who not only taking up the issues related to feminism but trying to tackle down the major problems on a global scale.

1. ClementinaIlukol, Uganda

This woman from Uganda is making a huge difference for her society for women in Uganda. She is a leader of midwives in Uganda.

2. Gretchen, U.S

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She believes that one should work for others since “you gain power by working with others”. She is a retired teacher and school administrator.

3. Laraib Abid, Pakistan

Laraib Abid

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This powerful woman is trying to empower women living in the border areas of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan. She is a senior manager of PATRIP Foundation.

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4. Chidinma Pheoby Akpa, Nigeria

She studied surgical education. She believes in gender equality. She says “…I want us to, in terms of intellectual progress and creativity and innovation, let’s give women a chance to come and stand side by side.”

5. Praise Emenike, Nigeria

Praise Emenike

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This powerful lady works with Family Health International to gain resources and services for patients with HIV/AIDS.

You can also read: Meet Ritu Karidhal and M Vanitha, Two Brilliant Minds Behind India’s Chandrayaan-2 Mission

6. Sadiqa Basiri Saleem, Afghanistan

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She believes in the education of women and girl child. She is the executive director of the Oruj Learning Centre that focuses on the education of female gender.

7. Denicia Cadena, US

She works with an organization named Young Women United that focuses on the women of colour in New Mexico. 

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Siddharth Kashyap loves crafting content and sharing information about technology and business. Since the world mainly revolves around, business growth, and technological advancements, you can always find her delved into the digital world.

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5 Acid Attack Survivors Who Are Leading By Example And Inspiring Change

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The recently launched movie ‘Chhapaak’ starring Deepika Padukone and Vikrant Massey has been a super hit film that narrates the heart-wrenching story of an acid attack survivor, Laxmi Agarwal. We all know who Laxmi is now, she has become a superstar among us and across the country. This is all because of her strong will power which inspires each one of us. She has made quite hard efforts to prohibit the sale of acids in the market. She even inspires other acid attack survivors who have not stopped themselves but they have proved us by continuously going on and reaching to greater heights by their hard work and efforts.

Have a look at some of the acid attack survivors and their stories which are truly inspiring.

1. Laxmi Agarwal

Laxmi Agarwal

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Laxmi Agarwal who has become a celebrity now. She was attacked by a 32-year old man after she denied his proposal. She was just 15 years old at that time. She has emerged strongly from the incident and now she is a popular TV host, mother to a one-year-old girl and also a TikTok star.

2. Reshma Qureshi

Reshma Qureshi was attacked by acid when she was just 17. But nothing could stop her going on and today she owns a popular YouTube channel where she gives makeup tutorials and at the same time she also keeps spreading awareness against acid attacks too.

3. Sonali Mukherjee

Sonali Mukherjee

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Sonali Mukherjee got attacked by three boys in her own house upon rejecting their sexual advances. She was 17 years old when she got attacked. This incident happened around 2013 which left her completely blind. She also participated in ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ in 2013 and won around 30 lakhs. She is currently happily married and working as a clerk in the welfare department of the Bokaro deputy commissioner’s office in Jharkhand.

4. Aarti Thakur

Aarti Thakur

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Life turned upside down when 22-years-old Aarti Thakur got attacked by the acid by her former landlady’s son, whose proposal she had rejected. He threw acid on her outside her office. She is still fighting a legal battle against her attackers as well as struggling hard to raise money for surgery. Even she has started working again and trying to lead a normal and confident life.

5. Ritu Saini

She got attacked by two teenagers who were on a motorbike when she was on her way to practice volleyball in school. She has lost most of her sight after that incident and has suffered major burns on her face and hands. She had to drop out of school after facing all this. Now she works in a cafe named, ‘Sheroes Hangout’ which is run by a group of acid attack victims.

So, these were some of the leading examples who have faced a lot in their life and now they are leading a normal, happy and confident life. They are truly an inspiration to all of us.

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Mom Breastfeeds Her Baby Amidst A Family Holiday Dinner Without Getting Ashamed

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Mom Breastfeeds Her Baby Amidst A Family Holiday Dinner

Well, what we are going to talk about something today which is very common. Most of you might be nursing moms who must be feeding their kids right irrespective of thinking about their body figure unlike celebrities or not caring about the location where they can feed their baby. When it comes to baby, who cares all that as they are more important than anything else. But it’s not easy for breastfeeding moms to do this while they are attending a family dinner because they are judged for that and this wrong I guess.

I mean why should someone comment on this thing whether she is feeding her baby in public (family gatherings) or what she is doing? If you have concerns like this, Mom Mellisa Ostroth has answered all the questions which nursing mamas hear at the holiday dinner table.

Ostroth cleared that she hadn’t faced something like this but she would like to share the stories heard from her client. Have a look

The mom of two tells that she had a family member that tells her what to eat and what not to eat while breastfeeding to which she replied why can’t a nursing mom enjoy the holiday fun and breastfeed her baby in a different room.

She took this to her Facebook Page, Milkivity and shared some infuriating things breastfeeding moms have to deal with hearing during family dinner like

“Isn’t your baby too old to be breastfeeding?

Your baby is breastfeeding again you must not be making enough.

You better not eat the green beans it will make your baby gassy.

You can’t drink that glass of wine while breastfeeding.

You’re weaning soon right?”

To this, Ostroth replied, “Uhhh no [hand wave emoji].” She paired this bold thought with a picture of her proudly breastfeeding her toddler in front of a Christmas tree.

Also read: 7 Reasons Explaining, Homemade Food for Your Baby is Better Than Packed Ones

Ostroth explained that it is really very hard to breastfeed your kid during the family holiday

“During the holidays, when mothers are getting together with family and extended family, they tend to hear lots of unwanted advice, which is OK, but it’s when they pressure a mother and try to change the way they chose to parent that it becomes a problem,” she explains. “It’s very stressful for many.

“I have mothers tell me all the time about the anxiety they are having over some of the things I’ve mentioned in my post and how to respond to it,” she adds.

She wants to remove the stigma from the minds of women

Saying all this she wants to convey a message to all the nursing moms that breastfeeding during the holiday table with family gathering is nothing to be ashamed of. She also shared a picture along with her husband where she can be seen feeding her baby.

“Here’s a picture of me breastfeeding my 2-year-old right before she digs into her turkey dinner while sitting next to my mother, oldest daughter, and brother,” the mom wrote in the caption to her Thanksgiving dinner post on November 28. BOOM. Just like that.

She says you don’t need to hide or cover while feeding your baby

She continued by saying you don’t need to cover or go anywhere for feeding your child. Breastfeed them wherever and whenever you want whether in a mall or at the dinner table.

By sharing all these thoughts and photos of her breastfeeding she wants to remove the stigma from the minds of women. She wants to encourage them to stay strong and happy.

She continued by saying, “I hope when women have these issues they know they’re not alone and feel encouraged. “Women are still be kicked out of public places and humiliated. Negative comments are given daily,” she says.

“I hope people will read the words and understand what breastfeeding is and to not make breastfeeding mothers feel like they need to hide or feed with a cover on if they wish not to,” she adds.

So proud of her and her positive thinking.

Also read: Giving a Sweet Vote of Thanks to the Parents Who Raised Their Little Girl like a Princess

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Teenage Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Drawn into A Twitter Argument with German Rail Company

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Greta Thunberg has become famous lately and we all very well know why. She is a great teenage climate activist who shook the nation with her awesome speech that demanded strict actions to be taken toward deteriorating climate change. She has also become the Time’s Person of the Year 2019.

Greta shared the photo of her on Twitter while sitting on the busy German train

Recently, she has tweeted a photo of herself sitting on the floor of the busy German train along with her luggage. She complained that the train was extremely overcrowded and she also hinted that why she is sitting on the floor.

She Tweeted

The protest icon wrote, “Travelling on overcrowded trains through Germany. And I’m finally on my way home!”

Her tweet angered the service in charge of operating the train

But the things did not end here only. This tweet of her seems to have angered the service in charge of operating the train, Deutsche Bahn (DB).

She got a reply in two parts for her Tweet

In response to her tweet, they posted a two-part reply. Both of the replies were very contradicting and opposite. In the first part, they expressed their pleasure in serving Greta and for supporting them in their journey to make travelling green.

First Tweet

“Love #Greta, thank you for supporting us railroad workers in the fight against climate change! We were pleased that you were on the ICE 74 with us on Saturday. And with 100 per cent green electricity,” the first tweet.

While in the second part, however, the train company has made a cranky comment said they wished Greta would appreciate their friendly service and would talk about how friendly their staff was and how did they make things comfortable for her. However, after this comment fight, Greta was eventually upgraded to the first class.

Also read: Youth Activist Greta Thunberg is Inspiring Everyone with Her Motivation Speech at UN Global Summit

Second Tweet

“It would have been even nicer if you had also reported how friendly and competent you were looked after by our team at your seat in first class. #Greta,” they continued.

Greta replied back to their tweet and mentions overcrowd means the demand for the train is high

On getting comments from the train operators, Great instantly replied and said that her intention was not to complain about how overcrowded trains are. I wanted to show that more people are willing to travel on trains than aeroplanes!

 

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She wrote, “Our train from Basel was taken out of traffic. So we sat on the floor at 2 different trains. After Gottingen, I got a seat. This is no problem of course and I never said it was. Overcrowded trains are a great sign because it means the demand for train travel is high!”

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