SOME FAMOUS MOTHERS WHO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD
Mother's Day has become a day that focuses on recognizing mothers and mother figures' roles; a day we celebrate everything our mothers have done for us. In a large number of countries including the United States, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May (May 8 in 2016), but in many other countries Mother’s Day is celebrated on an entirely different time of the year.
This Mother’s Day Month is an excellent opportunity to highlight some famous mothers who make a difference in the world through their beautiful social work.
Aung San Suu Kyi
The 70-year-old spent most of her life fighting to bring democracy to Burma – she has become an international symbol of peaceful resistance in the face of oppression. In 1991, Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace. She has also received the Rafto prize (1990), the International Simón Bolívar Prize (1992) and the Jawaharlal Nehru Award (1993), among other accolades. She is the mother of 2 sons.
The Oscar-winner splits most of her time between her extensive humanitarian work and bringing up her beautiful family of six. Since Angelina Jolie was named a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador she has visited over 30 countries and often risked her life. She has also set up and financed many charity organizations, founded the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation (community development and environmental conservation in Cambodia) and the Education Partnership for Children of Conflict (funds education for children affected by man-made or natural disasters).
Princess Diana (also known as Lady Diana) was born in 1961. She was a wonderful and beautiful lady. She married Prince Charles of England, and became a well-known personality through her own social work. Lady Diana tragically died in a car accident in Paris in 1997. She is still remembered and admired as an Humanitarian, as she used to serve the poor and the needy, especially the children suffering from health complications. She was the mother of two sons.
The first environmentalist and first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, Maathai was beaten and jailed for being a leader of Kenya's democracy movement. She rallies women to plant trees (more than 45 million so far, in Africa, America, and elsewhere), thus creating jobs for the poor, fighting deforestation and erosion, and creating lots of nice oxygen for all of us. She is the mother of 3 children.
The British actress Audrey Hepburn globally recognized as a film and fashion icon (Breakfast at Tiffany's, 1961), supported UNICEF in the 1950s. In the later part of her life, she retired from acting to devote more time to UNICEF projects in Africa and other countries. "The 'Third World" is a term I don't like very much, because we're all one world. I want people to know that the largest part of humanity is suffering." – Audrey Hepburn, the mother of 2 sons.