Female Fighters
Updated: 5/18/2020
Female Fighters

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  • Margaret Thatcher was Britain's prime minister for almost 12 years between 1979 and 1990. She was the first woman ever to hold that job, or to lead any big country in Europe or America, and became famous the world over. She was often called "the Iron Lady", because she believed in being a strong leader. When she became PM many people in Britian wondered whether a woman would be strong enough to do this very difficult job? She showed them the answer to that question was 'yes'.
  • Golda Meir was an Israeli politician born on May 3, 1898, in Kiev, Ukraine. She and her family immigrated to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she became an active Zionist. From the 1940s through the 1960s, Meir worked for the Israeli government in various roles including as Minister of Labor and Foreign Minister.
  • Indira Gandhi was born Indira Nehru into a Kashmiri Pandit family on 19 November 1917 in Allahabad. Her father, Jawaharlal Nehru, was a leading figure in India's political struggle for independence from British rule, and became the first Prime Minister of the Dominion (and later Republic) of India.
  • Mother Teresa. Mother Teresa (1910–1997) was a Roman Catholic nun who devoted her life to serving the poor and destitute around the world. She spent many years in Calcutta, India where she founded the Missionaries of Charity, a religious congregation devoted to helping those in great need.
  • Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo (Spanish: Asociación Madres de Plaza de Mayo) is a movement of Argentine mothers who campaigned for their children who had been "disappeared" during the military dictatorship, pursuing the government for answers between 1977 and 2006. The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo were the first major group to organize against the Argentina regime's human rights violations. Together, the women created a dynamic and unexpected force, which existed in opposition to traditional constraints on women in Latin America. These mothers came together to push for information on their own children and this highlighted the human rights violations and the scale of the protest drew press attention, raising awareness on a local and global scale. They found out that most of the kids missing were dead. Around 30,000 people died
  • Angela Merkel became the first female chancellor of Germany in 2005 and is serving her 4th term. Merkel remains the de facto leader of Europe, leading the regions largest economy after steering Germany through financial crisis and back to growth.