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Zhou Xun

Zhou Xun is the first and only actress in history to have won all three top acting awards of Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. She recieved Best Actress awards at the Hong Kong Film Awards and Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards for Perhaps Love in 2006. In 2009, Zhou made history in China and established a record with her Best Actress win at China's Golden Rooster Awards for The Equation of Love and Death in 2008. Aside from critical acclaim, Zhou Xun is also the most commercially successful actress in the history of Chinese cinema, by total box office grosses. Her recent film Painted Skin: The Resurrection is the highest grossing domestic production of all time, among her other top grossing films.

For her tireless efforts to push for greater environmental awareness in China from the ground up, she was awarded with UNEP's Champion of the Earth Award in 2010, the first individual from the entertainment industry world-wide to receive this honor. As an advocate promoting low carbon lifestyles, every year Zhou Xun purchases hundreds of saplings and new trees to be planted in Inner Mongolia, as a way to compensate for her yearly carbon consumption. After watching a documentary series about autistic children, Zhou Xun led the way in starting Autism Care Week on April 31st, 2011, to shed a light on this long neglected topic in the Chinese media.


Adrienne Koleszár

Adrienne Koleszár is a Police Officer from Dresden, Germany who has become extremely popular on the social media sites of Instagram and Facebook because of the fitness training regimen she embarked on when she was a teenager. Her involvement on social media was to share, motivate and inspire other women to become physically fit through diet and exercise. She attributes her incredible physical condition to a combination of these two factors - with 30% of a fitness regimen being from exercise and the other 70% due to proper nutrition. She trains five times per week and has won bodybuilding competitions while maintaining a full-time job as a Police Officer.

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Bahar Saygılı

Bahar Saygılı is a Triathlete from Istanbul, Turkey who hosts a sports program on TRT's World Travel Channel and is an academician at the Marmara University School of Physical Education and Sport. Bahar is also a motivational speaker and a sports consultant. She is on the Turkish National Team and is the sole female triathlete. Bahar completed her master's degree at Marmara University Institute of Health Sciences Movement and Training Main Science Department and has competed in several Iron Man competitions - placing second in South Africa in 2016.

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Zuzka Light

Zuzka Light is a fitness trainer with a massive following on her youtube.com channel. Born in the Czech Republic she is also a model, author and highly successful business woman who now resides in Los Angeles, California. She first started a youtube.com channel with her ex-husband and developed it from a website/blog called BodyRock.TV that garnered over 500,000,000 million views. After a divorce she developed her own channel and website called www.zuzkalight.com- She is also the author of a book named 15 Minutes to Fit: The Simple 30-Day Guide to Total Fitness, 15 Minutes At A Time.

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Patrina Morris

Patrina Morris is a singer-songwriter born to Indian parents and raised in London who had a very successful career as a fashion model before pursueing her musical passions. Modeling allowed her to travel extensively while living in New York, London and Paris which gave her the confidence to go after a career as a musician. Currently living in Southern Portugal a mile away from her nearest neighbor, the peace and quiet she enjoys there gives her the inspiration to write her songs, which are blended with a Bossa Nova and Brazilian vibe. Patrina has already worked with luminaries including Paul Oakenfold, Talvin Singh, Andre Hale (of Sade), Jon Klein (of Siouxsie and the Banshees), Paulo Machado and Ze Francisco Vieria. Her current band members are Joao Francisco de Jesus, Joao Pedro Guerreiro as well as Vieira. Patrina spends much of her time at home near the beach with her cats when she is not recording or performing.

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Şahika Ercümen

Şahika Ercümen was born in 1985 in Canakkale, Turkey where she attended University to become a dietitian and gained an interest in watersports while playing underwater rugby and learned to scuba dive which led to her becoming a world record holding free-diver. Her passions for health and the natural water resources of the world have shaped her life and she gives speeches and lectures on both subjects. She speaks English, German and Turkish and participates in commercial and feature films as a speaker and a presenter for important organizations. Şahika also conducts motivational seminars and seminars for improving watersport skills

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Clair Marie

Clair Marie is a professional adventure sports athlete and a passionate Vegan. A top female BASE jumper, skydiver, mountain biker and a stunt woman for commercials and movies. She went snow skiing by the time she was only four years old, and by the age of just 16 she was well on her way toward her dream of becoming both the youngest female BASE jumper and youngest active jumper in history. She was first exposed to rock climbing when her father would take her on climbing trips throughout California with him. Her passion for outdoor adventure sports has alloweed her to travel to many different countries and provided her with a diverse resume for a girl her age. With the realization that she wanted to share her sports passions with the world she set out to document her experiences more diligently and became a featured athlete through EpicTv in 2013 and continues to produce BASE videos of her travels and experiences.

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Rotana Tarabzouni

Rotana Tarabzouni is a Saudi Arabian singer and songwriter who came to the US to attend Univesity to advance her career back home in Dhaharan, Saudi Arabia. But just about the time she was to return home she went on an audtion just for the experience and that was the end of her career at the Saudi corporation that had sponsored her. Her first recording was a reaction to protests in Saudi Arabia over women being banned from driving automobiles. It was extremely well recieved and now with the help of a few professionals in the music business her music career is well on it's way. She now resides in Los Angeles where she occasionally plays the better venues and is working on new songs and recordings. It has not been an easy road for Rotana - she has to deal with death threats from fundamentalists on social media but is determined to continue her musical career.

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Sofia Gomez Uribe

Sofía Gómez Uribe is a world record holder in freediving from Colombia. This student of Civil Engineering, recalls that her love for water sports was born when she was very young thanks to two of her best friends, who at the time were training for swimming. After finishing her bachelors degree, she moved to Bogota for a year, but soon settled in Medellín, where she has lived more than 5 years. For six years she has been practicing as well as competing in Apnea, a discipline she met almost by accident in a training session in which her fin swimming coach, Nelson Zapata, asked everyone, after learning some new breathing techniques, to swim the maximum possible distance. On that day Sofia reached 100 meters and her coach then knew that she had talent and that they should continue training her in that discipline. Her first Apnea competition was at the end of 2011 in the Fedecas Games. It was at a pool competition, where she arrived and made 2 national records at 150 in dynamics with equipment and at 89 in dynamics without equipment.

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Fatemeh Ekhtesari

Fatemeh Ekhtesari is an Iranian poet, author and activist. In 2013 she traveled to Sweden and appeared at the poetry festival in Gothenburg (Göteborgs poesifestival). But upon her return to Iran she was arrested, imprisoned and later released on bail pending trial proceedings. A guilty verdict was handed down in 2015 when she was sentenced to 99 lashes and 11 1/2 years in prison for crimes against the Iranian regime. She had been found guilty for immoral behaviour and blasphemy. In January of 2014, Svenska PEN (the Swedish PEN), Sveriges Författarförbund (The Swedish Writers' Union) and Göteborgs poesifestival lodged a complaint to demand the release of Ekhtesari and other Iranian prisoners. The protest took place outside Iran's embassy in Lidingö and amazingly, on January 14, 2014, Ekthesari and Mehdi Moosavi were both released on bail. They soon managed to leave Iran and have been granted residence in Europe.

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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.


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.

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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 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

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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Original Adventure Travellers


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.

Thomas Stevens
Thomas Stevens

Isabella Lucy Bird
Isabella Lucy Bird

A. Henry Savage Landor
A. Henry Savage Landor


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