5 women who established peace among their people in 2021
Women leaders occupy the forefront in the news bulletins and are impressive, especially if the position is political. They are the defenders of social safety for the rest of the women of their peoples, and those who seek to improve the lives of families, and who believe in the need to stop racial discrimination and protect the authenticity of their people, and they are also the ones who innovated solutions to address the effects of the Covid crisis – 19 humanity. Among the many female leaders, we have chosen for you 5 women who inspired their people and rebuilt their societies during 2021.
Muqada was nine when the Taliban first came to power, and she knew that women and children were paying the price for one of the world’s longest running conflicts. Today, Muqadasah is 27 years old, and as a social and political activist, she has taken it upon herself to support women and their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, as she regularly travels to Taliban strongholds, where men still control access to information and spread misinformation that could potentially kill women and their children.
Muqdada is trying to save the lives of women deprived of their human rights in Afghanistan. She is a former member of the Afghan Youth Parliament that was launched with the support of the United Nations Population Fund, and a feminist human rights activist. She has organized a network of more than 400 young activists from the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar, to travel to the regions neighborhood and help women survivors of domestic violence and economic crises.
Maqdisa’s work is very unique in Afghanistan. Not only does it provide services and support directly to survivors of violence, but it also blends art and community work; Street murals are painted to stop the violence.
Afghans are potentially in need of International Community’s generous inclusive support.
Afghans deserve to live in democracy and peace. pic.twitter.com/vGuYL24gZ0
– Muqadasa Ahmadzai (@ MuqadasaAhmadz2) December 20, 2021
Many refer to Abiya as a disabled hope, and the embodiment of a cause she lives and champions. 30-year-old Abia Akram believes that education can be a catalyst in a world that does not take people with disabilities seriously, but she became the first female disability challenger in Pakistan to win a British scholarship, and has continued to push for a change in status and perceptions of disability.
Abia became the first Pakistani woman and first disabled woman to be nominated as Coordinator of the Commonwealth Disabled Youth Forum, as well as Chair of UNICEF’s Youth Council, in addition to serving as Co-Chair of the Asia Pacific Organization of Women with Disabilities.
Appia focuses most of her effort on educating and training women with disabilities, to improve their self-confidence, and lead others into the future.
This year, the United Nations celebrates in Arabic Alaa Merabet, as one of the most important women leaders in the world. A pioneer for women’s rights.
Alaa has been involved in peacebuilding and conflict resolution processes and has become one of the leading global experts on health and inclusive security, the youngest UN-appointed high-level commissioner for health and economic growth, and one of 17 advocates for the global sustainable development goals.
Her leadership in global politics and in advancing the role of women, particularly young women from minorities, resulted in her being recognized by Harvard University as the Youngest Inspiring Woman of Change in 2017; For her efficacy in security, health policy and sustainable development, she was recently recognized as one of the 100 most influential women in history by the Canadian government.
Elisa Luncon Antilio
In 2021, Luncon was elected among the Mapuche people’s representatives to the Chilean Constitutional Congress, and after the inauguration of the body, Luncon was elected President of the Constitutional Congress, which was the first time that indigenous Chileans participated in public office as representatives of their nation.
Luncon belongs to Chile’s largest indigenous community, the Mapuche, and despite her upbringing in poverty and ethnic discrimination, has a doctorate in humanities and linguistics, and advocates a “plurinational state” that provides independence and rights for indigenous communities and recognizes their cultures and languages.
Luncon is trying to protect the Mapuche language from oblivion, working as a coordinator for the Network of Educational and Linguistic Rights for Indigenous Peoples in Chile, and trying to write a constitution that guarantees the rights of indigenous people, especially after what they faced during the COVID-19 pandemic of neglect, poverty and discrimination.
The first female Prime Minister in Samoa, the second Pacific island nation to elect a woman to a leadership position, after Hilda Heine, President of the Marshall Islands, has fewer women politicians in the Pacific than any other region in the world.
Naomi assumed her new position last July, after she resigned in September 2020 from her position as Deputy Prime Minister of Samoa, and announced her opposition to the ruling party’s plans to cancel the right to appeal against rulings of the Samoan Court that deals with land ownership issues, and then returned the following year as a candidate for President Ministers joined with a new opposition party, and she competed with male leaders and clerics who opposed her victory and caused a constitutional crisis, until the Supreme Court declared her legal.
The credit – in part – for Fiami’s achievement goes to her family. Her father, Naomi Matava, is one of Samoa’s most important presidents, and the first prime minister, and led his country towards independence in 1962. Her mother was a member of Parliament and later became Samoa’s High Commissioner in New Zealand. Naomi became involved in politics at a young age, when she assumed the position of chieftain, or matai, after her father’s death, and devote years to solving the problems of the fishing community in which a large proportion of rural women work.