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Women's Rights

Hemdah and Eliezer Ben Yehuda, 1912

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Hemdah and Eliezer Ben-Yehuda in 1912.
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Hemdah and Eliezer Ben-Yehuda in 1912.

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Rose Finkelstein

A lifelong labor activist, Rose Finkelstein organized pay raises and better hours for women workers throughout New England.

Fania Mindell

After co-founding America’s first birth control clinic with Margaret Sanger in 1916, Fania Mindell was arrested and convicted of breaking the Comstock Act for her efforts to make birth control available to women.

Sara Azaryahu

In hopes of creating a place where neither her religion nor her gender would make her a second-class citizen, Sara Azaryahu dedicated herself to founding a Jewish state, but was disappointed by the sexism that remained in her society.

Shulamit Aloni

Shulamit Aloni, the first Israeli woman to successfully found a political party, brought her zeal for education and empowerment to her career in the Knesset, helping generations of Israelis learn—and fight for—their rights.

Gloria Feldt

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Gloria Feldt at home.
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Gloria Feldt at home.

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Gloria Feldt

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Gloria Feldt.
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Elga Ruth Wasserman

Having experienced the sexism rampant in higher education herself, Elga Ruth Wasserman guided Yale through the difficult process of becoming a co-ed university.

Virginia Snitow

Ahead of her time in the fight for both civil rights and women’s rights, Virginia Snitow was unafraid to take unpopular stances when fighting for others.

Malala Yousafzai, July 22, 2014

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Malala Yousafzai at Girl Summit on July 22, 2014.
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Malala Yousafzai at Girl Summit on July 22, 2014.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Women's Rights." (Viewed on April 29, 2016) <http://jwa.org/topics/womens-rights>.

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