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In Honor of International Women’s Day

“You can never leave footprints that last if you are always walking on tiptoes.”

– Leymah Gbowee

Leymah Gbowee, Liberian peace activist who led a women’s nonviolent peace moment to end Liberia’s civil war. With Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Tawakkul Karman, winner of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize.

 

AntiquityNOW Celebrates International Day of the Girl

This year’s theme for the International Day of the Girl is “Innovating for Girls’ Education.” Today we honor women throughout history who paved the way for girls and women to become forces for change in their communities and around the globe. Each of these women, through their refusal to be marginalized, and their tenacity and curiosity, fought for their rights as human beings. They confronted many challenges during times when because of their sex they had little or no rights. Through their steadfast contributions, these women continue to be examples for girls today of how to stand strong and make a difference in their worlds.