Francia Márquez — a former housekeeper and activist—is Colombia’s first Black vice president. For the first time in Colombia’s history, a Black woman is close to the top of the executive branch. Francia Márquez, an environmental activist from the mountainous department of Cauca in southwestern Colombia, has become a national phenomenon, mobilizing decades of voter frustration, and becoming the country’s first Black vice president on 29th of May, as the running mate to Gustav
✺ WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT Worth to remember this speech which has been pronounced by Ursula von Der Leyen. Speech by President von Der Leyen at the 2020 Women's Forum Global Meeting Brussels, 18 November 2020 Dear Chiara (Corazza), Dear ladies, Dear friends, Thank you for your invite to this impressive gathering. All of you who are connected today have an amazing story to tell. A story of hard work, and of success. Some of you were the first woman in your family to get a degree.
International Women's Month. ❛ Be a Lady They Said ❜ ❛ Be a lady they said. Your skirt is too short. Your shirt is too low. Your pants are too tight. Don’t show so much skin. Don’t show your thighs. Don’t show your breasts ❜ These are the first few lines of a poem, written by 22-year-old Camille Rainville and performed by former Sex and the City star turned activist and politician, Cynthia Nixon. The viral and incredibly powerful video, created for Girls Girls Girls