March 8 is International Women’s Day (US has its equivalent on the 26th of August) which celebrates the struggle for women’s rights. Throughout history, many strong women had to rise against the odds and fight for their dreams and passions, equality and solidarity among men. Their bravery contributed to shaping today’s world, and has to be remembered.
votreART has made a list of badass women who did their part to make the world a better place. Scroll down to vote for your favorite heroes, and upload new ones if we missed them!
#1 Irena Sendlerowa – Woman Who Smuggled Approximately 2,500 Jewish Children Out Of The Warsaw Ghett
#2 A Woman Hitting A Neo-Nazi With Her Handbag In Växjö, Sweden (13 April, 1985)
#3 Malala Yousafzai, 19, Pakistani Activist For Female Education Who Survived Being Shot In The Head By The Taliban, The Youngest Ever Nobel Prize Laureate
#4 Marie Curie Was A Polish Scientist Famous For Her Work On Radioactivity, The First Woman To Win A Nobel Prize And The Only Woman To Win Twice
#5 Nujood Ali, Given To Abusive Husband At Age 10, Divorced Him And Broke Tribal Tradition
#6 A 106-Year-Old Woman Who Protected Her Home With A Rifle, In Armenia (1990)
#7 These Women Were Firefighters At Pearl Harbor (1941)
#8 Margaret Heafield Was A Director Of Software Engineering For NASA’s Apollo Space Program (1969)
#9 Muslim Woman Covers The Yellow Star Of Her Jewish Neighbor With Her Veil (1941)