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Maria Elena Moyano

This week’s Illustrated Women in History was submitted by Nancy Landaverde. It will be included in the Women in History 2019 zine which will be out next month! Maria Elena Moyano (1958 – 1992) Maria Elena Moyano was a social activist from Villa El Salvador, a town on the outskirts of Lima, Peru. As a …

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Patrisse Cullors

Patrisse Cullors is an artist, organizer, freedom fighter and queer activist. She is a co-founder of Black Lives Matter. Cullors became an activist as a teenager when joining the  Bus Riders Union, a civil rights social movement organization. At the age of 16 she was forced to leave home after she revealed her queer identity to her parents. She formed a …

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Safia Minney

Safia Minney is a British social entrepreneur and author who founded People Tree, a pioneering sustainable and Fair Trade fashion label.   She began her career in marketing, where she realised that she could use her skills for social good by raising awareness of social and environmental issues. After moving to Japan where she worked for Amnesty International, …

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Dolores Heurta

Dolores Huerta is a labor leader and civil rights activist who co-founded the National Farmworkers Association – later the United Farm Workers (UFW). Huerta’s career in life was inspired by both of her parents, mother’s independence and entrepreneurial spirit was one of the primary reasons she became a feminist. Although her parents divorced, she was fiercely proud …

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Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall is an activist, primatologist and anthropologist who is considered to be the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees. Goodall was born in London, and at a young age was given a toy chimpanzee which inspired her lifelong love of animals. She travelled to a friends farm in Kenya in 1957, where she met notable Kenyan archaeologist and …

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Comfort Momoh

Comfort Momoh is a FGM Consultant/Public Health Specialist and a staunch campaigner for the eradication of FGM. Momoh was born in Lagos, Nigeria. In 1981 she moved to the UK to train as a nurse at North Middlesex Hospital. While at the hospital, she discovered the practise of FGM and the impact this had on women’s lives. …

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Efua Dorkenoo

Efua Dorkenoo, affectionately known as ‘Mama Efua’ was a Ghanaian-British campaigner against female genital mutilation (FGM) who pioneered the global movement to end the practice. Dorkenoo began her career in health while working as a staff nurse at various hospitals including the Royal Free. While training as a midwife, she became aware of the practise of FGM while …

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Diana, Princess of Wales

The illustration for this weeks Illustrated Women in History was submitted by Philip Mole. The biography was submitted by Anna Sanderson.  Diana, Princess of Wales, once a member of the British royal family, was a humanitarian who worked tirelessly to raise awareness of previously overlooked issues, such as homelessness, landmines and HIV. Diana Spencer was …