Anne Frank

Born in Germany in 1929, Anne Frank’s family was Jewish. Her first decade witnessed the rise of the Nazi party, which grew to power by blaming Jews (and others) for Germany’s post-World War I problems. High unemployment and poverty were severe, making...

Arait Saha

Born on September 24, 1940, Arati began her life in Bengal, in what was then British India. Her family was middle class Bengali Hindu, and Arati had one older brother and one younger sister. At the age of 2, she lost her mother. With her father enlisted in the armed...

Dorothy Lawrence

In 1915 an English journalist, Dorothy Lawrence (1896-1964) was biking through France. She cycled to Creil, a French base camp, to report on World War I (1914-1918). Dorothy went to France to “see what an ordinary English girl without credentials or money, can...

Eulalia Guzmán Barrón

Eulalia Guzmán Barrón was born on 12th February 1890 in San Pedro Piedra Gorda, Mexico but moved to Mexico City with her family when she was 8 years old. From an early age, Guzmán was aware of gender inequality and was determined to challenge the...

Hildegart Rodriguez Carballeira

Born on 9th December 1914 to Dona Aurora Rodriguez, Hildegart was a girl that was always going to be an achiever. Her mother was not married to her father, they met only once. Rather, as a believer in eugenics, Dona chose her partner carefully in order to ensure that...

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