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Powerful Photos Of Women Who Changed History Forever

Many marches took place in the world yesterday, this is our tribute to Women. Discover some of the inspiring humans from now and the past, behind the fight for gender equality.

 

It all started with them...

 

Aviator Amelia Earhart after becoming the first woman to fly an aircraft across the Atlantic Ocean. [1928] Source: reddit.com

 

Women boxing on a roof in LA. [1933] Source: reddit.com

 

Two women show uncovered legs in public for the first time in Toronto. [1937] Source: distractify.com

 

Volunteers learn how to fight fires at Pearl Harbor [c. 1941 - 1945] Source: Hawaii / Hawaii War Records Depository

 

Female pilots leaving their B-17, "Pistol Packin' Mama" [c. 1941 - 1945] Source: reddit.com

 

Voting activist Annie Lumpkins at the Little Rock city jail. [1961] Source: reddit.com

 

Kathrine Switzer becomes the first woman to run the Boston Marathon, despite attempts by the marathon organizer to stop her. [1967] Source: reddit.com

 

Women's Liberation Coalition March, Detroit, Michigan. [1970] Source: reddit.com

 

Anna Fisher, an American astronaut and "the first mother in space." [1984] Source: reddit.com

 

They are taking the fight to the next step...

 

Dr. Nassrin Iromloo Zahedi in support of the UN Women for Peace Association, Madame Ban Soon-taek (wife of UN's Secretary-General, Ban Ki Moon) at UN Women for Peace Congress and Designer Azin Valy from Cityzen by Azin [2015] Source: Cityzen facebook page

 

Azin Valy, a modern activist woman, about her work:

 

"I thought this would be a nice way to rally women together and introduce them to some things about different places that they are not aware of and would enjoy. Through this way, a percentage of their money could be dedicated to these challenges. We cannot resolve them but hopefully this idea of a fashion brand that promotes a dialogue through culture will open up some minds and eliminate some preconceive notions about some places.

There are so many forces behind making final transformations that, as an architect or a designer, I don’t have the ability to make these concrete changes, I can only propose them. Hopefully one day Cityzen will reach the point that it would be able to apply some of its ambitious visions and missions.

In particular with the scarves because they are universal pieces of clothing that can apply to every culture. It’s also the staple of our company. Anyone from any part of the world could potentially purchase it and wear it as they wish and I’m hoping that this is the connecting bound between women around the world."

 

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