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6 Inspiring Women You Should Know About This Week

Standing up against oppression and aggression, women around the world this week showed their support for Iran, Ukraine and Taiwan through their words and actions.
Standing up against oppression and aggression, women around the world this week showed their support for Iran, Ukraine and Taiwan through their words and actions.
1. Iranian Teen Nika Shakarami

16-year-old Nika Shakarami protested for women’s rights in Iran following Mahsa Amini’s death. Iranian police forces have allegedly stolen and buried her body, according to BBC Persian.

2. Iranian Teen Sarina Esmailzadeh

16-year-old Sarina Esmailzadeh protested for women’s rights in Iran following Mahsa Amini’s death. She was severely beaten in the head with batons at a protest in Gohardasht in Alborz province on Sep. 23, according to Amnesty International.

3. Swedish Politician Abir Al-Salhani

46-year-old Abir Al-Salhani, who was born in Iraq, cut off her hair during a speech to the EU assembly to stand with the women in Iran.

4. Finland’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin

Finland’s prime minister Sanna Marin was asked by a reporter if there was a way out of the war in Ukraine and gave an iconic answer that cut straight to the point.

5. Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-Wen

Taiwan’s president Tsai Ing-wen gave a powerful speech about the value of democracy, freedom and what it means to be Taiwanese in the face of Chinese aggression.

6. Miss Crimea Olga Valeyeva

34-year-old Valeyeva showed her support for Ukraine by singing a popular patriotic Ukrainian song on her Instagram Stories. Russian authorities have fined her for “discrediting” the Russian army.

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