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Rotana Tarabzouni

Rotana Tarabzouni, born in 1990 in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia is a singer/songwriter with a Master's Degree in Communications Management. This 27-year-old is not driven for the same reasons most women like her in the music business seem to be.

She sings her own songs such as "I Found God When I Lost My Religion" for the simple reason that in her home back in Saudi Arabia, such singing is not only forbidden, but punishable by law.

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Kristīne Opolais

Kristīne Opolais, born on November 12th, 1979 in Rēzekne, Latvia is a soprano with the Latvian National Opera. She sang the role of Countess in the opera "The Wedding of Figaro", the role of Mimi and Mizete in "Bohemian", Liu "Turandotas", titled operas by Madama Butterfly and "Tosca", Tamar's role in Rubinstein's "Demon", and participated in operas "Yevgeny Oegin" and "The Peak Lady ”.

In 2006, Kristīne Opolais made her debut at the Berlin State Opera with the title Toska. In 2007, she debuted as Violetta in the opera Traviata. Also in 2007, she made her debut at the Manchester Bridgewater Hall in the UK with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Tatiana Eva-Marie

Tatiana Eva-Marie, born in Paris into a musical family in France, Her father was film composer Louis Crelier and her mother solo violinist Anca Maria. She grew up surrounded by classical music on one side and jazz and hippie/rock music on the other.

Tatiana Eva-Marie started her career as a singer at age 4 when she recorded a duo album with famous children’s performer Henri Dès. Two years later, she recorded her first solo album and performed in her first professional theatre play. She fell in love with the stage and has been performing ever since.

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Núria Rovira Salat

Núria Rovira Salat, born in Spain in 1980 is a professional singer and dancer who performs songs and dance from North Africa and the Balkans that got her Bachelor's Degree in Anthropology but found her life taking a very different direction.

She practiced dance as a hobby while doing her graduate studies as a special educator and her degree in social and cultural anthropology. But leisure became by chance her new direction when began to be in demand in the arts. She began to participate in several productions and she began to organize workshops and to participate in several shows in Spain.

First a trip to Paris, a meeting with the Lebanese dancer Lamia Saffiedine, pushed her to leave Spain where she is from to deepen her experience of oriental dance.

She is Catalan who grew up in Barcelona and now teaches dance in Paris when she is not performing as a professional singer and dancer. She speaks Catalan, French, Spanish and English.

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Sandra Sangiao

Sandra Sangiao, born in 1988 in Santpedor, Catalunya, Spain is the vocalist for the Barcelona Gipsy Balkan Orchestra - a group playing klezmer and gypsy music from Eastern Europe.

Forr the past 3 years it has become a leader in Barcelona's World Music scene, achieving major international recognition. They have played in over 20 countries, at diverse venues such as Porgy&Bess in Vienna, Austria, Kino Sisko in Ljubljana, Yugoslavia, Teatro Parenti in Milan, Italy, CRR Concert Hall in Istanbul, Turkey, La bellevillois in Paris, France and at Palau de la Música and l'Auditori in Barcelona, Spain.

They've also performed in festivals such as La Fira Mediterrània de Manresa, the International Gipsy Festival in Tilburg, the Imago Jazz Festival in Slovenia and Tres Culturas in Frigiliana.

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Michal Elia Kamal

Michal Elia Kamal, is a singer and song writer who grew up in Israel, born in Tel Aviv into a family of Iranian descent. Her father is from Tehran and her mother from Isfahan. The lead singer for a band called Light in Babylon much of her work presents sacred Hebrew texts, prayers and spirituals in a unique and utterly modern context side by side with her own original compositions. Her main musical influences are mostly Iranian, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean music.

She has been living for the last five years in Istanbul, Turkey and it was there her project Light in Babylon came into fruition with herself as the lead singer.

"Our first stage was the street. On the street, people are walking home, going to or back from work, nobody looks, and nobody smiles. The moment you put music on the street it makes people stop to listen, to smile, to cry, to dance and to communicate with each other."

Michal has performed internationally at festivals and in concerts in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Finland, Greece, France, Czech Republic, Romania, India, Turkey as well as several other countries.

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Ayşedeniz Gökçin

Ayşedeniz Gökçin, was thought of as a child prodigy in Turkey where she was born. At the ripe age of thirteen, she had already performed as a soloist with various orchestras under conductors including Ibrahim Yazici, Fahrettin Kerimov, Antonio Pirolli, Cem Mansur, Engin Sakpinar, Ertug Korkmaz, Rengim Gokmen, Vladimir Sirenko, and Kirill Karabits. Now she is known among Rock&Rollers for her albums that do covers of rock music from Pink Floyd, to Kurt Cobain to Michael Jackson.

In 2011, she completed her Masters Degree in Piano Performance at the Royal Academy of Music in London, under the tutelage of Christopher Elton. When three of her piano arrangements of Pink Floyd songs in the style of Franz Liszt went viral, Ayşedeniz attracted the attention of progressive rock listeners, and was featured on Pink Floyd's Official Facebook Page.

The result was the Pink Floyd Classical Concept Album, which she performed in the USA, Argentina, Ecuador, Bulgaria, Italy, Portugal, Turkey and Germany. Then came an album titled Nirvana Project dedicated to Kurt Cobain of Nirvana was released and reached the UK Top 10 Classical Charts on iTunes. Now a Michael Jackson album has been released.

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Carolina Sevilla

Carolina Sevilla is the former Consul at the Consulate of Costa Rica in New York City, the former Minister Counsellor to the Security Council Mission of Costa Rica to the United Nations. She is now the founder and managing director of 5minutebeachcleanup and the Director of Operations for BIONIC YARN.

BIONIC® transforms recovered plastic recovered from ocean shores into high-quality thread repurposed to create high-performance gear for O'Neill, Moncler®, Chanel®, Polo Ralph Lauren®, G-STAR Raw® and Burton Snowboards®, as well as reclaimed evening dresses for H&M® Conscious Exclusive collection and others.

Carolina studied International Human Rights Law and recieved her Masters in Human Rights in San José, Costa Rica and attended Universidad Federada Colegio Santo Tomas where she recieved a Master of Arts in Law - also in San José, Costa Rica.

She left her career in New York City to move back to Costa Rica to start an ocean clean-up initiative she named the 5 minute beach cleanup which she manages from her tree house on the beach in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica most months of the year or from San José in her home country of Costa Rica the rest of the time. Her videos have gone viral with over 22 million views - the global movement has over 30,000 followers.

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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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unique women of the world

unique women of the world

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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unique women of the world

unique women of the world

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


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.


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.


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.


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.

Kristin Espinasse
First French Essais:
Venturing into Writing, Marriage, and France
by Kristin Espinasse

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!


The Wilderness Society


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.


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.


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.


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.

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

International Museum of Women invites you to experience this innovative twenty-first century museum and be a part of advancing the lives of women around the world by participating in their global online exhibitions and supporting their efforts with a secure online donation!

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Michal Elia Kamal
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