Know: Top 100 Inspiring Women

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Activists & campaigners
Franny Armstrong Filmmaker behind The Age of Stupid, environmental activist and founder of the 10:10 campaign
Helen Bamber  Helen Bamber Founder of the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, the Helen Bamber Foundation and campaigner for human rights.
Camila Batmanghelidjh ¬†Kids Company founder Camila Batmanghelidjh The founder of Kid’s Company, which offers practical, emotional and educational support to vulnerable inner-city children
Shami Chakrabarti  Shami Chakrabarti of Liberty Director of Liberty, barrister and former lawyer for the Home Office
Margaret Chan  Margaret Chan the World Health Organisation Director of the World Health Organisation, battling international viruses, and championing improvements in all of our most pressing diseases
Sampat Pal Devi  Gulabi gang Leader of the Gulabi Gang in northern India, an all-women vigilante force
   
Shirin Ebadi ¬†Shirin Ebadi at a media forum in Germany this month Iran’s first female judge, founder of the Human Rights Defenders Centre and the first Muslim woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
   
Aparajita Gogoi   arpajita Coordinator of the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood in India
   
Lubna Hussein ¬†Lubna Hussein at the cafe in Khartoum where she was arrested for wearing trousers. Sudanese writer and women’s rights campaigner, who asked to go to trial after being arrested for wearing trousers
   
Malalai Joya  Afghan Member of Parliament Malalai Joya Afghan politician and human rights campaigner who has shown phenomenal courage
   
Wangari Maathai  Wangari Maathai The Kenyan environmental and political activist who won a Nobel Peace prize for her work with the Green Belt Movement
   
Graca Machel  Graca Machel Former Mozambican education minister and advocate for the rights of southern African women and children
   
Somaly Mam   somlay mam Cambodian anti-sex trafficking campaigner and founder of AFESIP, rescuing women from brothels and supporting their recovery
   
Fatema Mernissi  Moroccan writer Fatema Mernissi Professor of sociology at Mohammed V University in Rabat
   
Pragna Patel  Pragna Patel, Chair of Southall Black Sisters Founding member of Southall Black Sisters, a landmark organisation in the history of black and Asian feminism
   
Lisa Robinson   Lisa Civil servant who made a stand and stopped a train carriage of sexist men
   
Nawal El Saadawi  Nawal El Saadawi Egyptian doctor, psychiatrist, feminist, university lecturer and writer
   
Zainab Salbi  zak Iraqi American CEO and founder of Women for Women International
   
Jasvinder Sanghera ¬†Jasvinder Sanghera Director of Karma Nirvana, a charity helping victims of forced marriages and ‘honour‘ violence
   
Vandana Shiva  Vandana Shiva Environmentalist and founder of Diverse Women for Diversity
   
Art, film, music and fashion
Marina Abramovic Marina Abramovic with white lamb Yugoslavian Performance artist famed for her gruelling, intimate works that are legendary feats of endurance, self-exposure and risk
   
Marin Alsop Marin Alsop One of only a few female conductors and music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
   
Kathryn Bigelow Kathryn Bigelow First woman to win the Oscar for best director in the 82 years of the Academy award’s history
   
Tacita Dean Tacita-Dean Turner nominated artist who is set to fill the Tate’s Turbine Hall
   
Zaha Hadid Architect Zaha Hadid at her Guangzhou Opera House Iraqi architect who has designed buildings all over the world and last year won the Stirling prize
   
Angelique Kidjo Angelique Kidjo Africa’s Grammy award-winning “premier diva”, who is politically outspoken and runs an education foundation
   
Lady Gaga Lady Gaga egg grammys Outlandish dresser, performer and politicised pop icon for the Twitter generation
   
Madonna Madonna The musical queen of reinvention – and still in the spotlight in her 50s on her own terms
   
Stella McCartney Stella McCartney The designer who has carved out her own successful career on her own merit, not just her connections
   
Mira Nair Mira-Nair--004 Film-maker behind The Namesake, Amelia and Monsoon Wedding, for which she became the first woman to win the Golden Lion at Cannes
   
Paula Rego paula rego Slade School of Art Turner prize nominated artist
   
Robyn Robyn Swedish electro-pop sensation who has topped the charts while keeping her clothes on
   
Cindy Sherman Cindy Sherman American artist and photographer, famed for her self-portraits in disguise, subverting notions of identity and gender
   
Patti Smith Patti Smith: Dream of Life The pioneering punk musician, poet and political activist broke through the male punk movement without chasing fame or money
   
Emma Thompson Emma Thompson Oscar-winning actor and human rights campaigner, recently working to raise awareness of sex trafficking
   
Rachel Whiteread Rachel Whiteread British artist who filled the Tate Turbine hall with boxes and took on Trafalgar Square’s fourth plinth
Xinran Xinran, author China’s first agony aunt broadcaster, and author of the Good Women of China
   
Business & trade unions
Carol Bartz Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz speaks during conference in San Francisco The first female CEO of a major software company, Yahoo
   
Andrea Jung Avon CEO Andrea Jung 11 years as chief executive of Avon make Jung the longest serving female head of a Fortune 500 company
   
Indra Nooyi Indra Nooyi PepsiCo’s boss is keen to help women ‚Äď and other minorities ‚Äď up the business ladder
   
Law
Louise Arbour louise arbour Human rights lawyer taking to task leaders from Kyrgyzstan to Sudan over abuses of power
   
Brenda Hale Brenda Hale, supreme court judge The first woman and youngest judge to become a law lord, Hale is currently the only female justice of the UK supreme court
   
Helena Kennedy  Helena Kennedy, human rights lawyer Human rights lawyer who originally worked on sex-discrimination cases before setting up Doughty Street chambers
   
Gareth Peirce Lawyer Gareth Pierce Lawyer whose battles against miscarriages of justice have changed legal history
   
Jayshree Satpute Jayshree Satpute Human rights advocate working to help poor women in India at risk of dying in childbirth
   
Sonia Sotomayor Judge Sonia Sotomayor Supreme court judge has used her experience of the real world in her rulings
   
Politics
Aung San Suu Kyi Aung San Suu Kyi in Yangon, Burma, November 2010 The Burmese pro-democracy leader who has inspired the world with her non-violent resistance to a brutal dictatorship
   
Michelle Bachelet The president of Chile, Michelle Bachelet Former president and defence minister of Chile who is now head of UN Women
   
Gro Harlem Brundtland Gro Harlem Brundtland A woman with a remarkable CV: former doctor, prime minister of Norway and director of the World Health Organisation
   
Hillary Clinton Hillary Clinton addresses the Munich security conference The US Secretary of State has outlasted her critics to become more popular than ever
   
Harriet Harman Harriet Harman. The woman who is deputy leader of the Labour party, shadow deputy prime minister and the first female solicitor general
   
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf Ellen Johnson Sirleaf President of Liberia, responsible for significant debt relief and instigating the investigation of civil war crimes
   
Christine Lagarde Christine Lagarde French finance minister ‚Äď the first woman appointed to that role in a G8 country
   
Angela Merkel Angela Merkel The Chancellor of Germany who is arguably the most influential female politician in the world
   
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, managing director of the World Bank The former finance director of Nigeria who is now a managing director of the World Bank
   
Dilma Rousseff Dilma Rousseff The teenage socialist guerilla withstood imprisonment and torture and went on to become the first female president of Brazil
   
Margaret Thatcher Margaret Thatcher in 1983 Like her or loathe her, Britain’s first female prime minister made her way in a man’s world and changed the way we think of women politicians
   
Science & medicine
Hawa Abdi Dr. Hawa Abdi One of Somalia’s first female¬†gynaecologists, Hawa Abdi now uses her own money to run a small hospital
   
Jocelyn Bell Burnell bell burnell Astrophysicist who discovered the first pulsar and was the first female president of the Institute of Physics
   
Athene Donald Athene Donald An expert in the structure of “soft” matter, Donald researches unconventional areas for a physicist ‚Äď such as revolutionary treatments for Alzheimer’s
   
Fabiola Gianotti Fabiola Gianotti, particle physicist Physicist leading the team working on the Large Hadron Collider at Cern
   
Jane Goodall KISSING TESS Primatologist and environmental campaigner, who has conducted groundbreaking work on chimpanzees and shortened the gap between our species
   
Molly Stevens Molly Stevens Professor of Biomedical Materials and Regenerative Medicine, Imperial College London
   
Susan Wicklund Susan Wicklund Abortion provider Susan Wicklund has been forced to carry a gun and wear a bullet-proof vest to protect herself from protesters at her clinic in Montana
   
Sport & adventure
Rebecca Adlington rebecca adlington 100 top women Double Olympic gold swimmer aiming to increase her tally in 2012
   
Arlene Blum arlene blum Mountaineer Arlene Blum was the first American woman to attempt Mount Everest
   
Karren Brady Karren Brady The vice-chairman of West Ham United football club who became a champion of working women on The Apprentice
   
Eileen Collins Eileen Collins US astronaut who was the first female pilot of a space shuttle and the first female shuttle commander
   
Cathy Freeman Oly W 400m The first Aboriginal athlete to win an Olympic medal
   
Tanni¬†Grey-Thompson Athletics - Dame Tanni Grey Thompson Press Conference - Sportcity Britain’s greatest Paralympian, changed the perception of Paralympic sport for ever
   
Kelly Holmes Sprinter Kelly Holmes The first British Olympian to win a double gold
   
Ellen MacArthur ellen macarthur top 100 women Sailor who completed solo circumnavigation race, the Vendée Globe, then broke the non-stop solo world record
   
Martina Navratilova martina navratilova 100 women One of the all-time greats of women’s tennis and gay-rights campaigner
   
Hope Powell hope powell top 100 women England women’s football manager who, this year, takes the team to the World Cup for the second time
   
Caster Semenya  caster semenya top 100 women Young athlete who overcame global gender taunts to win world championship
   
Venus Williams venus williams top 100 women First black woman tennis player to be world number one in the modern era
   
Technology
Martha Lane Fox martha lane fox 100 women Entrepreneur¬†who founded lastminute.com and is leading the government’s campaign to get people online
   
Juliana Rotich Juliana Rotich A prolific blogger who founded Ushahidi.com as a means to uncover violence and crisis areas around the world
   
Television
Cerrie Burnell Cerrie Burnell TV presenter tackling prejudices of disability head on
   
   
Rachel Maddow rachel maddow top 100 women The only openly gay American to host a primetime news show
   
Miriam O’Reilly Miriam O'Reilly Television presenter¬†who was the first to win a claim of age¬†discrimation¬†against the BBC after being dropped from Countryfile
   
Oprah Winfrey Oprah Winfrey The talkshow host, actress and philanthropist is not satisfied with having conquered the US and is now taking on the whole world
   
Victoria Wood Victoria Wood Bafta-winning comedian and writer, finding¬†humour¬†in everyday women’s lives
   
Writing & Academia
Maya Angelou Maya Angelou Writer, academic and activist, who chronicled the African American experience in literature
   
Margaret Atwood ¬†Margaret Atwood Novelist behind The Handmaid’s Tale, a cautionary story of a world without feminism
   
Judith Butler Judith Butler Superstar academic whose influential work Gender Trouble changed the way we conceptualise gender
   
Carol Ann Duffy  Carol Anne Duffy First tipped for the job 10 years earlier, she finally became the first female poet laureate in 2009
   
Eve Ensler Eve Ensler Playwright and activist, most famed for her taboo-busting play, The Vagina Monologues
   
Susan Faludi Susan Faludi Social historian, political analyst, and fact checker¬†extraordinaire, who has challenged the mainstream consensus about women’s status
   
Germaine Greer Author Germaine Greer poses for photographers during a media launch in Melbourne Academic and feminist commentator who bulldozed her way into women’s minds
   
Shere Hite Shere Hite, feminist writer Feminist sex researcher who debunked the myth that most women were able to have orgasms through intercourse alone
   
Lynda La Plante Lynda La Plante top 100 women Screenwriter responsible for Prime Suspect, a brilliant vision of a woman in a man’s workplace
   
Doris Lessing Doris Lessing novelist top 100 women Novelist celebrated as writing a pioneering work of female emancipation, then spent half a century trying to shake off the status of ‘feminist icon’
   
Onora O’Neill Onora O'Neill Cambridge philosopher and crossbench peer who addresses¬†issues including¬†freedom of speech and stem-cell research
   
JK Rowling JK Rowling Author of the Harry Potter series, inspiring young readers and improving literacy levels in the process
   
Arundhati Roy Arundhati Roy Booker¬†prize-winning¬†author and one of India’s most important polemicists
   
Marjane Satrapi Marjane Satrapi Graphic novelist behind Persepolis, an autobiographical account of an Iranian youth
   
Jessica Valenti Jessica Valenti at home Pioneering blogger whose online activism dragged feminism into the 21st century
   
Alice Walker Alice Walker Lifelong political and social activist whose novel The Color Purple won the Pulitzer prize
   
Mary Warnock Baroness Mary Warnock Philosopher and writer, who has shaped government policies and is an outspoken supporter of legalised euthanasia
   

Courtesy : theguardian.com

Know : Life Expectancy Statistics (WHO) : 192 Countries

map-global-life-expectancy

Afghanistan
Albania
algeria
Andora
Angola
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Belgium
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herz
Brazil
brn
Bulgaria
Burkina faso
Burundi
Bwa
Cabo varde
cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile
China
Civ
Colombia
Comoras
Congo
Cook Islands
Costarica
Croatia
Cuba
Cyprus
Cze
Democratic Republic of Congo
Denmark
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
El Savador
Equatorial Guniea
Eritrea
Estonia
Ethiopia
Fiji
Finland
France
Gabon
Gambia
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Grenada
Guatamela
Guinea
Guineabissau
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kaz
Ken
Kribati
Kuwait
Kyrgshtan
Lao
LAtivia
Lebanon
Lesetho
Liberia
Libiya
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macedonia
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Maldova
Mali
Malta
MArshaal
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mexico
Micronesia
Monaco
Monetengro
Mongolia
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
NEtherlands
Newzealan
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Niue
North Korea
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Palau
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Png
Poland
Portugal
Qatar
Romania
Russia
Rwanda
saint kits
Samoa
Sanmarino
Sao toma
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
seychelles
Sierra leone
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovania
Somalia
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Srilanka
st lucia
St Vicent
Sudan
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Suriname
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Syrian
Tajikistan
TAnzania
Thailand
Timor
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
UAE
Uganda
Ukraine
United Kingdon
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanautu
Venezuala
Vietnam
Yemen
Zambia
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Documentary : Say NO to Suicide

Every 40 Seconds One soul Commits suicide and dies, While you complete watching this Documentary, 90 souls would have killed themselves already. Our little efforts could save some unknown beautiful soul thousands of miles away. It could help your friend or a neighbor or someone your own family. Spread Awareness about suicide and save Souls!

-Din

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that each year approximately one million people die from suicide, which represents a global mortality rate of 16 people per 100,000 or one death every 40 seconds. It is predicted that by 2020 the rate of death will increase to one every 20 seconds.

The WHO further reports that:

In the last 45 years suicide rates have increased by 60% worldwide. Suicide is now among the three leading causes of death among those aged 15-44 (male and female). Suicide attempts are up to 20 times more frequent than completed suicides.

Although suicide rates have traditionally been highest amongst elderly males, rates among young people have been increasing to such an extent that they are now the group at highest risk in a third of all countries.

Mental health disorders (particularly depression and substance abuse) are associated with more than 90% of all cases of suicide.

However, suicide results from many complex sociocultural factors and is more likely to occur during periods of socioeconomic, family and individual crisis (e.g. loss of a loved one, unemployment, sexual orientation, difficulties with developing one’s identity, disassociation from one’s community or other social/belief group, and honour).

The WHO also states that:

In Europe, particularly Eastern Europe, the highest suicide rates are reported for both men and women.

The Eastern Mediterranean Region and Central Asia republics have the lowest suicide rates.

Nearly 30% of all suicides worldwide occur in India and China.

Suicides globally by age are as follows: 55% are aged between 15 to 44 years and 45% are aged 45 years and over

Youth suicide is increasing at the greatest rate.

In the US, the Centre of Disease Control and Prevention reports that:

  • Overall, suicide is the eleventh leading cause of death for all US Americans, and is the third leading cause of death for young people 15-24 years.
  • Although suicide is a serious problem among the young and adults, death rates continue to be highest among older adults ages 65 years and over.
  • Males are four times more likely to die from suicide than are females. However, females are more likely to attempt suicide than are males.

Thanks to¬†Anne¬†who recently brought the necessity of sharing something about Suicide and Help people with wonderful gift we can ever give to them “The Life”. The one time life is a precious gift we all have and it is sad that we end it without knowing what it leaves behind us as well as for our beloved ones. Anne shared a lot of information on Suicide, warning signs, risk factors and helpline for ones with suicidal thoughts¬†here on her blog¬†and she appreciates her fellow bloggers who share the awareness with their readers with some beautiful awards. Hope we share the message!

– Din

Courtesy : http://www.befrienders.org/, http://annesquared.wordpress.com

 

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