Woman of the week:

Hypatia

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Hypatia


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Woman of the week:

Charlotte Brontë

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Frauenbild


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Woman of the week:

Bettine von Arnim

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Bettine von Arnim


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Woman of the week:

Cosima Wagner

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Cosima Wagner


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Woman of the week:

Catherine Helen Spence

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Frauenbild


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Woman of the week:

Gisèle Freund

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Gisèle Freund


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Woman of the week:

Wangari Maathai

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Wangari Maathai

Kenyan Politician
Nobel Peace laureate 2004

born April 1, 1940 in Nyeri, Kenya


Wangari Maathai is the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize – which is awarded to women in two consecutive years, another first. The Norwegian committee praised Dr. Maathai as “a source of inspiration for everyone in Africa fighting for sustainable development, democracy and peace”. But Maathai, born in 1940, is used to holding her own in male-dominated fields: When the University of Nairobi awarded her a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1971, she was the first woman in East Africa to receive such honors; later she also became the first female dean of a university department. Maathai …

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Hedwig Dohm