You should know their names – ten women whose life stories embody each one of the ten JustActions.
From Manju Devi, the first woman to try to increase her income by working as a railway porter in the Indian city of Jaipur, to Gisela Mota, who was murdered on New Year’s Day after giving her maiden speech as Mayor of the Mexican town of Temixco pledging to clamp down on government corruption.
Representing women of all ages from all walks of life – students, CEOs, activists and political leaders – and representing 10 countries, these women all share a common vision of a more just, prosperous and peaceful world and the extraordinary courage it takes to fight for that vision every day. Eight of the women continue the struggle for a better world while two have already lost their lives doing so.
Read their stories, share and promote their work widely, but most importantly, know their names. Because it is only when women like Manju Devi (JustActions #1), Leoba Devana (JustActions #2), Farkhunda Malikaza (JustActions #3), Monica Musonda (JustActions #4), Fatoumata Sanogo (JustActions #5), Balkissa Chaibou (JustActions #6), Nada Ahmed (JustActions #7), Grace Chirenje (JustActions #8), Nancy Tomee (JustActions #9), and Gisela Mota (JustActions #10) are running governments, companies, UN agencies and all of the institutions that shape our world that our collective future will be brighter.
The #KnowHerName campaign was inspired by the words of Bibi Hajera, the mother of Farkhunda Malikaza who was brutally murdered by a mob in Kabul, when she proclaimed her daughter’s innocence and vowed that “as long as Farkhunda’s name is alive, she is alive”.
You can follow the #KnowHerName campaign on Instagram.