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Josephine Butler against the Contagious Diseases Act- Every woman, whether prostitute or not, has right to her body

        Josephine Butler, spouse of an Anglican clergyman, campaigned against the Contagious Diseases Act which aimed at controlling the spread of sexual transmitted infections, basically in the army and in the military. The Act gave permission to … Continue reading

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Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai was the first African woman who received the Nobel Peace prize. She was also the first woman in East and Central Asia who earned a doctorate degree. Her movement -The Green Belt- led to the planting of some … Continue reading

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