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Marisa Papen

Marisa Papen, born on April 30th, 1992 in Limburg is an artist, activist and naturalist known for posing nude in unconventional and controversial locations.

After high school, she studied marketing. In 2015 she started working as a model and was photographed for Playboy in Germany in 2017, in Mexico with Ana Dias during 2019 and in Portugal in 2016.

In 2016 she published a calendar in which she addressed the problem of plastic in the ocean. A year later, Papen was making headlines all over the world when she was photographed naked at Egyptian temples.

Marisa's photographs and videos made headlines around the world when she was imprisoned after posing naked at the Karnak Temple Complex near the Egyptian city of Luxor.."

The Belgian model has been posing nude for a series of photos in 50 countries over the last several years, but by her own admission Egypt was the first place where she found herself in a sticky situation.

Having posed naked, with the pyramids in the background, she was later arrested for not first getting permission from the authorities.

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Marie Avgeropolous

Marie Avgeropolous, born on the 17th of June 1986 in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. She is a Canadian actress, model and social activist best known for her role as Octavia Blake on The CW’s post-apocalyptic science fiction television series The 100 from 2014 through 2020.

"I grew up in small town - Thunder Bay Ontario, Canada. It’s an incredibly rural outdoorsy place to grow up where the adventures outside are endless."

"I have lots of memories of fishing, camping and sitting around campfires. Summers were hot with lots of mosquitoes, and winters could drop down to -40 degrees fahrenheit!

Brrr - It gave thick skin a whole new meaning."

"And of course, for starters when kids were learning how to spell three letter words in first grade, I had to learn to spell Avgeropoulos. Suddenly I became the smart kid."

"Food, loud talking families, Greek dancing - lots of positive memories. Greek culture is beautiful and I am proud it’s in my blood."

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Daniela Melchior

Daniela Melchior, born on the 1st of November, 1996 in Almada, Portugal is an actress and model known for her role in The Suicide Squad.

After beginning her career in her home country, she made her English-language debut as Ratcatcher 2 in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) film The Suicide Squad in 2021.

Melchior started her career with several Portuguese film and television productions, including Ouro Verde, A Herdeira, The Black Book, and Parque Mayer.

She also provided the Portuguese voice for Spider-Gwen/Gwen Stacy, in Sony Pictures Animation's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

In July 2021, Melchior appeared as Cleo Cazo / Ratcatcher 2, in her first English-language theatrical film, James Gunn's The Suicide Squad.

Melchior will star with Henry Golding, Noomi Rapace and Sam Neill in spy movie Assassin Club directed by Camille Delamarre and written by Thomas C. Dunn. Production was finalised in Turin, Italy

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Beste Kökdemir

Beste Kökdemir, born on August 29th, 1993, in Sinop, Turkey, is a television and film actress who made her name known for her successful acting performance in TV series such as Poyraz Karayel in 2015, Hayat Sarkisi in 2016 and Tatli Küçük Yalancilar during 2015.

She was cast in the production of Naked Truth, starring Yetkin Dikinciler, Derya Alabora, Mustafa Uğurlu and İdil Fırat. Her acting career started with this production.

Afterwards, she played Selin, the rich family girl, in the Notepad series. In 2015, she appeared in the TV series Sweet Little Liars, where she played the character named Açelya.

This beautiful actress took part in many television projects and he popular actress won the admiration of her fans with her great physical presence and beauty.

Kökdemir, who recently starred in the series "Sultan of My Heart", is an Istanbul lover. She completed her primary and secondary education in Sinop.

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Cansu Tosun

Cansu Tosun, born on January 26th 1988 in Nuremberg, Germany is a Turkish actress who moved from Nuremberg to Istanbul to pursue an acting career.

Her parents are of Kayseri origin - her mother was only 16 years old and her father 22 years old when they immigrated to Germany.

Her father runs the post office in Nuremberg and her mother works in a store. Tosun has a male twin brother named Fırat.

Starting at the very young age of four, she began modelling for various German brand advertisements.

After studying ballet at the German Opera for fifteen years, she shifted her focus to Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Modern Dance.

She graduated from Commerce School in Germany and her desire to combine her studies with an acting education led her to move to Istanbul in 2010.

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Elika Ashoori

Elika Ashoori, is a British-Iranian actress living in London who continues to pressure the the British government to take action for the release of her unjustly imprisoned father in Iran.

Elika is a British-Iranian actress, living in London, UK. She graduated from the University of Kent, in Visual and Performing Arts and spent a further two years studying acting at Rose Bruford College, Sidcup.

She finished her studies in April 2012 and has since performed in four short films, and a comedy feature film. Her latest works include two plays in the 2013 Brighton and Camden Fringe Festivals.

She has since performed in various film and stage productions, including plays at the 2013 Camden Fringe Festivals, The House of Bernarda Alba at Brighton Fringe Festival in 2013.

She also performed in the award-winning production of ‘The Crucible’ with The Pretty Villain theatre company at the Brighton Fringe Festival in 2014, the Heidelberg Iranian Theatre Festival in 2015, and many more.

Her impressive body of work includes lead roles in Films such as Thunder & Lightning and numerous appearances in various theater companies.

Outside her acting career, Elika is also a market pattissarie chef, specializing in macarons at the Greenwich Market.

In her free time, Elika has always found poetry to be a therapeutic form of expressing herself. She has been writing poems both in Persian and English since a very young age, some of which have been featured in poetry collections both online and in paperback.

Her time is consumed these days as she is doing whatever she can to gain the release of her father who has been imprisoned in the notorious Evin prison in Iran on false charges. He was convicted of spying and given a 10-year prison sentence - of which he has already served 3 1/2 years. In his 60's Elika fears for his health and is working around the clock to have the British government take decisive actions to gain his release.

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Alina Adzika

Alina Adzika, born on the 22nd of December, 1990 in Belarus came to international attention when she appeared in numerous videos of a YouTube Channel called Bald and Bankrupt as a traveling companion of a British travel vlogger and author.

She captured the attention of most of Ben's 2.6 million viewers with her great looks, quick wit and unpretentious personality..

It is unclear just how Benjamin and Alina became acquainted and when they decided to include Alina in numerous videos of travels in Russia, Belarus, Moldovia, Georgia, the Czech Republic, Cuba, and other locations in Africa such as Mauritas.

Anyone who has seen the videos on this YouTube Channel will agree that even though Ben's videos are very engaging and entertaining, the videos with Alina are the crem-de-la-crem.

There is something about her sense of humor coupled with her delightful personality that captures everyones attention and ellicits a certain respect for her ability to be such an easy-going and down-to-earth kind of girl.

She simply has that kind of presence that makes one immediately like her.

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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. Recently at the Clinton Foundation - Clinton Global Initiative, Former US President Bill Clinton gave 5 MINUTE BEACH CLEANUP FOUNDATION a Commitment to Action for one of the 5 Minute Beach Cleanup Foundation's programs called Ocean HeroesⓇ.

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women of the world

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

unique women of the world

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

unique women of the world

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.

unique women of the world

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.

unique women of the world

unique women of the world

unique women of the world

The patriarchal cultures around the world have dominated for thousands of years and more often than not have brought conflict and mayhem. The women of today are not the incompetent and helpless creatures that, in times past were portrayed as inferior to me and therefore needed to remain on the sidelines to let the dominant males run everything. Todays women are physically strong, mentally tough and talented at whatever they put their minds to. So, it is bloody well time that the men stepped to one side and ceased to deny these remarkable women like the ones above their due.


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!



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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Handmade Palestine

Looking for a meaningful gift? Interested in supporting fair trade or the environment? Handmade Palestine brings you the work of over 20 women's cooperatives, artisans and designers from all over the area - Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Gaza, Hebron, Haifa, Nablus and Ramallah. All these individuals struggle to sustain livelihoods under military occupation and are tremendousely grateful for your generosity and support. Your purchase enables them to recieve fair trade for their work and with every other penny plant trees at Mashjar Juthour.

See thier fine work at www.handmadepalestine.com

The Girl Who Ran Across Africa

At the age of 27 Emma Timmis became the first female to run the Freedom Trail, a 2,400 kilometer through track from Durban to Cape Town in South Africa. This later led to running West to East across the continent of Africa, from Namibia to Mozambique.

This incredible run took Emma 89 days, covering the distance equal to 94 marathons, or almost 4,000 kilometers.

Emma suffered an injury that kept her at home for an extended period, so she wrote a childrens book about her runs across Africa to inspire young girls. The book is now available from her website at: www.emmatimmis.com

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