“If you don't start the journey, you will never have anyone to hold your hand, to say let's push forward. Because you, yourself, have to say—yes, I'm ready."
“I believe that we could get closer to creating peace through reunification when we move in that direction, but we also need women to give their voice for peace.”
“It was, honestly, through practicing journalism that a door opened for me and I started to discover the power of words.”
“A country where everybody has their rights. This is the dream that I have.”
“I felt proud to be standing up for my community.”
“I did not choose the wrong battle to fight. I’m fighting for the good of my country—for a better Cameroon, for a better Africa, and for a better world.”
“I don’t need them to be touched by my story and I don’t need their pity. I need them to take action.”
“I have to believe that change is in me, and my activism has to be more strong and radical. Not to diminish others or to scare them, but to believe if I have this voice, I can get to wherever I can imagine.”
"I use my uncle's name to fight for the Eritrean people."
“I was ready to risk it all, just to get people to talk about this issue.”
Twenty-four-year-old Iranian activist Yasaman Aryani has been unjustly imprisoned since April simply for removing her hijab in public. She now faces a 16 year sentence.
"They talk like we have a migration crisis, but for me, we actually have a responsibility crisis."
Activist, grad student and former tailor, Louise McGowan, grew up in Belfast towards the end of the Troubles.
"I am invested in centering African women and the liberation of Africa as a continent, and I want to focus on creating a space for young feminists to be heard, seen and understood."
Journalist, activist and student Shroq Al-Qaesemi has never stood on the sidelines.
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