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Women's issues and achievements go global

 "I don't mind if I have to sit on the floor at school. All I want is education. And I'm afraid of no one," the courageous Malala Yousafzai, now the human face for girls' education around the globe, said.

Women's issues and achievements go global (Photo: Foumena)

Millions of activists saluted her brave act of standing up for her right for education .. as a girl. On October 9, 2012, Malala Yousafzai was attacked by the Taliban on a bus on her way home and was shot in the head. Her crime? She wants to go to school. Over 100,000 people went strong worldwide for Yousafzai on a petition posted on change.org

The same outrage carried out with the case of the young woman gang-raped in a New Delhi bus (India). Unlike Yousafzai, this woman died as reported by CNN staff . According to CNN, the woman was with her male companion when the assault took place. Suspects are currently under arrest.

Other positive news are taking place. Millions of young women like Emily Kirwan dedicate their time and gifts to the betterment of women around the globe. During her stay at Amani Ya Juu Liberia, this all-American had enjoyed cooking in a Liberian kitchen. Africa and African women were honored when Somali humanitarian "Mama" won the 2012 Nansen Refugee Award.

This is why we can only agree with Theo Sowa. She said that we need to hear the voices of African women.The world needs to know about the ten female millionaires in Africa. In fact, the current richest Black woman in the world is from Nigeria, West Africa. Oil baroness Folorunsho Alakija has an estimated worth of at least $3.2 billion. Certainly, Africa is rising.

Women's issues go global so their success stories. Boundaries have been shattered and the process is still going on. This is the case in politics too. Last year, American women made history by holding 20 seats in the U.S. senate.

Now that there are more U.S female senators, the vision of the first American female President becomes easier to imagine. By electing Park Geun Hye, the daughter of former leader Park Chung He, South Korea also made history. President Park Geun Hye is the first female president of South Korea.

The internationalization of women's issues as well as their achievement cannot be ignored anymore. In all parts of the world, women and men are actively working to improve the lives of girls and women through an easy access to education, health and the likes. At the beginning of this new year 2013, expectations and challenges are higher than ever before.

Don't count millennial women out. Nationally recognized expert Lindsay Pollack describes Generation Y as "optimistic, innovative and courageous--particularly the women, many of whom have grown up with access to more life options than any generations of women in history." In other words, be reassure that  Millenial women are definitely shaping our future.

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