Women you should know: Wangari Maathai
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Women you should know: Wangari Maathai

Wangari Muta Maathai was born in Nyeri, Kenya (Africa) in 1940. She was the first woman in East and Central Africa to earn a doctorate degree. Upon returning to Kenya, Maathai dropped her forename, preferring to be known by her birth name, Wangari Muta. When she arrived at the university to start her new job, she … Continue reading

Women you should know: Marie Gisèle Aimée Rabesahala
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Women you should know: Marie Gisèle Aimée Rabesahala

Marie Gisèle Aimée Rabesahala  was born in 1929 in Madagascar. She was a politician and activist who was the first woman to hold a ministerial position in the government of Madagascar. Marie entered politics at the age of 17, campaigning on behalf of political prisoners, and becoming Madagascar’s first woman municipal Councillor, before becoming the … Continue reading