The Most Dangerous Women in the World

Their governments call them dangerous. We call them heroes.

by Teresa Wiltz
Photograph: Illustration: Sean McCabe

In the fight for human rights, women are increasingly at the forefront—even though they’re being threatened, arrested and attacked. Their governments call them dangerous. We call them heroes.


Justine Masika Bihamba fights rape in the Congo


Rebiya Kadeer raises awareness of the oppression Uighurs suffer under the Chinese government


Veronica Cruz Sanchez helps rape victims in Mexico access safe, legal abortions


Nawal El Saadawi publicizes the struggle of North African women against abuse under Islamic fundamentalists


Aminatou Haidar uses nonviolence to protest the human rights abuses of Moroccan forces in Western Sahara

 

 

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