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Belçim Bilgin

Belçim Bilgin was born in Ankara, Turkey and became a Turkish film and television actress. She left school while in the middle of a degree in information management at Hacettepe University to travel to Paris for the post-production of director Hiner Saleem's first film, Kilometer Zero. While working on this film in Paris, she learned to speak French at the Sorbonne School of Languages. When Kilometer Zero was released in 2005 and entered in the 2005 Cannes Film Festival and other film festivals, her life forever changed. After her second film, Dol ou la Vallée Tambours, was released in 2006, Belçim returned to Turkey where she acted in a TV series named Hatırla Sevgili (Remember Beloved) and in a movie named Güz Sancısı (Pains of Autumn). She had been a university student living in Ankara, Turkey - her only acting experience was performing in non-professional student productions. In short order she found herself at a red-carpet premiere for Kilometer Zero at the Grand Theatre Lumiere dressed in a €30,000 designer dress.

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Sona Jobarteh

Sona Jobarteh is an exceptional musician born in London, England who is the first female who broke away from tradition becoming a pioneer in an ancient male-dominated hereditary tradition that has been exclusively handed down from father to son for the past seven centuries. Internationally recognized for her skill as an Kora instrumentalist - a 21-stringed African harp - one of the most prominent instruments belonging to the Manding peoples of West Africa in Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Guinea and Guinea-Bissau. Coupled with her beautiful distinctive voice, infectious melodies and her captivating onstage presence, Sona has quickly risen to international acclaim following the release of her critically acclaimed album Fasiya in 2011. A social activist, lecturer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist, Sona is spell-binding the moment she begins to perform.

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Aleida Torrent

Aleida Torrent is an actress born in Barcelona, Spain where she began training in theater and the performing arts as well as training as a dancer. Aleida spent several years living and working in the industry in Los Angeles, but returned to her native Spain when she was booked as a series regular in a very popular Spanish Soap Opera La Riera. She is now shooting Der Barcelona Krimi with the Oscar winning director Jochen Alexander Freydank ("Toyland") and produced by Dreamtool. While in California she was in the cast of Front Seat Chronicles which was the People's Choice and Best Low-Budget Series Telly Award winner. Based on the short story, The Conversation, by Mohammed Bilal - her participation as a cast member gave her SAG-Eligible status. At 5'1" and 100lbs, this athletically inclined actress has the dark beauty that is reminiscent of the Mediterranean, Latin and South American regions.

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Yuja Wang is a Chinese classical concert pianist who is dazzling her audiences with her tremendous talent and her attitude that believes classical music can be upgraded with a sexier look without impacting the music in a negative way. Her spike heels, short dresses and bare shoulders have become her fashion image of choice and would appear to have become part of her huge appeal with classical music lovers. This Beijing pianist is first and foremost a gifted musician, but is also a beautiful young woman with an attitude that is appealing as her music.

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Diana Fuentes Diana Fuentes is a singer-songwriter and actress born in Havana, Cuba that is at the forefront of the new Cuban music movement. She has shared the stage with the best artists of the Cuban music industry and even won a Grammy nomination for her participation in Habana a la piel in 2002. Her first music video, Background Music - a song written by Diana herself, with arrangements by Descemer Bueno and directed by Pavel Giroud, was the winner in the categories of the novel artist and best female video at the 2007 Lucas Awards.

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Alice Sara Ott, born in Munich, Germany is a German-Japanese classical concert pianist who became interested in the piano at the age of three when she went to a recital with her parents. Soon after her fifth birthday, she appeared in the final of a youth music competition at Munich's Herkulessaal. When she was 12 Ott joined Professor Karl-Heinz Kämmerling’s renowned piano class at the Salzburg Mozarteum and when she was just 13 years old, she became the youngest finalist in the history of the Hamamatsu International Piano Academy Competition and was named its Most Promising Artist.

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Zoë Saldaña is an American actress and former dancer. Born in New Jersey she moved to the Dominican Republic where her mother was born after the death of her father. It was there, Saldaña discovered her love of dance and soon enrolled in the ECOS Espacio de Danza Academy where she studied various forms of dance, but knew ballet as her first passion, but quit ballet because she did not have the feet to become a top ballerina. She admits that she had too much pride and ambition to just be in the corps de ballet, soshe moved back to New York and pursued theater. And as they say 'the rest is history...'

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Zolani Mahola, a South African singer and actress, has been the lead singer of the South African music group Freshlyground since 2002. After studying drama at the University of Cape Town, she was cast in the lead role in the television drama Tsha-Tsha, which aired on SABC 1. Mahola voiced the character of Zoe in the animated feature film, Zambezia in 2012, and also recorded the song Get Up for the original motion picture soundtrack. Freshlyground's sound is distinctively southern African combining elements of kwela, folk, jazz, indie rock and Afro

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Troublesome Patriarchal Dominance - Time For More Women in Positions of Power

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Women from around the world that are living on the edge, doing something special, making a difference or generally in possession of a unique nature. In my book these women should be put in positions of power and allowed a chance to see what they would add to our world, instead of the men that promise blah-blah-blah and then fill their own pockets as well as the pockets of their buddies. The way I see it, any of this diverse group of women would be an improvement...

These are the kind of women that should be put in positions of power. They would make positive contributions with their time and resources and leave the world better for having been here. And not to mention the fact that they all certainly look far more appealing...

From century to century throughout history the men have ruled the roost in politics and business and relegated the home as the place where the women were to direct their attention and efforts. The women have done their job admirably, but the men have failed miserably in most cases. Their politics are corrupt and their businesses have turned into large greedy corporations. The patriarchal model is evidently not working so well - so maybe it's time to hand the reins over to the women. The wars and conflicts around the world are the result of male dominance in politics, and more often than not, are set in motion to benefit male controlled corporate interests. Turn on the evening news anywhere in the world and you'll see images of angry men in conflict and women and children in flight. It is time for change...

Women Of Substance - Interesting and Unique Women



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Worldwide women are asserting themselves and taking charge of everything from the corporate boardroom to more artistic and unique positions in the world of art, design, cuisine and adventure travel. On the African continent women are raising themselves into postions of power in politics, the arts and business. Women are no longer to be kept within stereotypical confines and are no longer asking for empowerment, but are simply taking charge over their lives and the situations and events that affect them. Above are just three of these self empowered females.
 



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When it comes to being on the front lines amidst the unrest that has been reshaping countries around the world, it is now women who are placing themselves at risk to bring news to the rest of us about not only the conflicts that mainstream media reports, but often to expose corruption and abuses that might well never surface if it wasn't for these women on the ground in these locations bringing these misdeeds to the attention of a worldwide audience. The women above are three - one from Tunis, one from London, and one from Cairo that played integral roles in bringing the world's attention to injustice.
 

 

Prominent Womens Groups - Women Around the World

www.wedo.org

As a global women's advocacy organization, WEDO envisions a just world that promotes and protects human rights, gender equality and the integrity of the environment. WEDO's mission is to ensure that women's rights; social, economic and environmental justice; and sustainable development principles, as well as the linkages between them are at the heart of global and national policies, programs and practices.

www.wilpfinternational.org

Started in 1915, when 1,200 women from a diversity of cultures and languages came together in The Hague during the First World War, to study, make known and eliminate the causes of war. They issued resolutions, sent out delegations to most countries engaged in the First World War and created our organisation: the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. WILPF for short.

www.w4.org

W4 - Women's WorldWide Web is an online collaborative platform dedicated to empowering girls and women around the world, through education, microfinance, access to ICTs and networking. Connect with us and co-create opportunities for girls and women to thrive.

www.unwomen.org

In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. In doing so, UN Member States took an historic step in accelerating the Organization's goals on gender equality and the empowerment of women.
 

www.now.org

Since its founding in 1966, NOW's goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women. NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society.

www.wilsoncenter.org

The Council of Women World Leaders is a network of current and former women presidents and prime ministers. The Council currently has 49 Members. The Council's mission is to promote good governance and enhance the experience of democracy globally by increasing the number, effectiveness, and visibility of women who lead at the highest levels in their countries.

www.womensrefugeecommission.org

The Women's Refugee Commission is having positive impact on the lives of displaced women, children and youth around the world. Their programs focus on reproductive health, economic livelihoods, displaced youth, asylum seekers and people with disabilities.

www.ifuw.org

The International Federation of University Women (IFUW) is an international, non-profit organization of women graduates. We were founded in 1919 by women who believed in the importance of education and working together for peace, international understanding and friendship.
 

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The Son of Kaye Howe has suffered from the effects of a little known emerging tropical disease known as Rat Lungworm Disease since he came down with it in 2009. He was in a coma for 3 months and not expected to survive, but with the determination of his mother he has made a remarkable recovery. But the expenses of years of medical treatments and the cost for Ms. Howe to attend the University of Hawaii to train herself as a medical researcher in order to save her sons life have placed an overwhelming burden on her. A fundraiser has been initiated in order to help Kaye Howe recover financially and to continue her work with other sufferers of Rat Lungworm Disease.  

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Kristin Espinasse
First French Essais:
Venturing into Writing, Marriage, and France
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Kristin Espinasse is the American woman behind the blog French-Word-A-Day.com. Her personal essays make up the books "Words in a French Life" and "Blossoming in Provence." As a columnist at France Today, her back page "Dernier Mot" is read by Francophiles bimonthly. She lives in Provence with her French husband, their two children, and two golden retrievers. Sign up for her free word journal at www.french-word-a-day.com In her latest book of colorful photos and tender essays, Kristin shows us how she overcomes cultural "tests", always finishing with an "A" for amour de la vie!

 


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Women in the World Foundation

Women in the World is a movement dedicated to advancing women and girls through stories and solutions. The Women in the World Foundation is a powerful initiative dedicated to driving solutions that advance women and girls.
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International Museum of Women

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A different traveller has emerged in the current generation that are looking for more than just merely going sight-seeing. The new travelers are using their journeys to find where they belong in the world both physically and spiritually by immersing themselves in different cultures. Some use it to change their own perspectives and yet others use it as an opportunity to effect positive changes in the cultures they visit. But you do not need to have a mission to embark on your own journey. The following stories will provide a glimpse at what some of these new travelers are doing when they travel. Travelling is no longer limited to a matter of weeks spent away from a job, but has to many replaced the job with an occupation more interesting and fulfilling. Many of the reasons why people travel today are similar to the reasons why both men and women embarked on extensive journeys at the turn of the 19th century. One of the main reasons is that they want firsthand knowledge and experience of the world in which they live.

Often the modern day adventure traveller more than likely carries a pocket-sized digital camera, a credit card, cell phone and even a laptop computer. Travels on commercial airlines, on buses, by train or in a car. Sleeps in hotels, pensions or hostels occasionally if not camping out in a high-tech tent with a wind-proof stove, goose-down sleeping bag and Perrier water from a super-lightweight titanium flask. Gets up in the morning and puts on a pair of Addidas Cuzco hiking boots after pulling on an Abercrombie & Fitch T-shirt and slipping on a Helly Hansen Helly Tech waterproof, breathable textile jacket with several high-energy bars in the pockets. Most of the travellers adventure has been in waiting for UPS to show up at the door with the latest must have travel gear, so when its time to travel, it is a wonder that this traveller has not run out of cash and been forced to just stay home by the telly and watch the Discovery Channel. But that is not to say that all modern day adventure travellers fit this description. Many take on tough challenges, although not as extreme as their counterparts near the turn of the century. Arnold Henry Savage Landor, Isabella Lucy Bird and Thomas Stevens were not modern day adventure travellers, but saw and recorded more people and their customs on more continents than most modern day travellers - and did the majority of their travels on steamships, horseback or on foot. Read their travel books that are free e-book downloads in a choice of formats at the bottom of each of their pages.

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