Top 6 Young Female Activists Who Are Trying To Move The Needle On Global Issues

The young female activists of today are taking a step ahead from all the prominent leaders over Global issues. They are clearly defining the fact that age doesn’t matter but the reason and intention makes the statement for its own.

Here are Top 6 Young Female Activists that trying to work hard on Global Issues ignored by many:

1. Ridhima Pandey, Climate Change

The nine year old child activist from Uttarakhand, Haridwar filed a petition against government of India regarding the negligence by the government on the global issue like climate change. She even petitioned the United Nations with other 14 children on the issue of environment being tormented by the world.

Ridhima Pandey was included in the list of Top 100 Influential Women in 2020 by BBC. She has been voluntary in the ‘Save Thano Forest’ movement against Uttarakhand government. Currently she is working on saving her future as well as future of coming generations by participating in international conferences and helping to empower other students.  She even tried approaching PM Narender Modi through an online campaign to promote public health and emergency via Mann ki Baat.

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2. Malala Yousafzai, Female education

The twenty two years old Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan was an activist long before she gained the fame. The young female worked for schools that promote female education. Malala started writing blog post for BBC under pen name since she was 11 years old.

She gained fame after being attacked by Taliban in October 2012, on a school bus. Malala survived the attack and rather being defeated by the fear she stood strong with her goal which triggered Taliban assassins to attempt the second attack.

Malala became the youngest Nobel Prize laureate in 2014 and published her first book titled “I Am Malala.” Currently she is studying in Oxford University.

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3. Yara Shahidi, women’s engagement

Yara Shahidi gained fame by working as an actress in Hollywood, however the nineteen years old young activist used her stardom on putting forward issues of diversity in Hollywood and female empowerment in education. Shahidi even worked for First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let Girls learn education initiative.

She have also formed Yara’s Club for students to discuss their issues together as a community with along with The Young Women’s Leadership School. She is currently pursuing her undergraduate studies at Harvard University.

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4. Greta Thunberg, climate change awareness

The sixteen year old young female activist Greta started her initiative alone with a strike outside Swedish parliament. She gained the support and had an international movement of students by her side supporting the cause.

Thunberg took her protest to official grounds and sailed across Atlantic from Sweden to New York City with more than 60,000 people and had a speech at United Nations General Assembly blaming the leaders for negligence on the issue of climate change. She was also nominated for Nobel Peace Prize 2019 for all her efforts.

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5. Marley Dias, diverse representation

The fourteen years old young female activist began working on her aim since she was 11. Marley started a campaign with #1000blackgirlbooks and donated about 1000 ones among her peers. Her campaign was quite a success and for all her efforts she made to Forbes 30 under 30 list. 

Dias even published a book “Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You” in 2018. She stated reason to publish the book to “be reflected for the black girls who are reading them, so they can identify themselves and learn about their history” as well as “open up to people who are different, to understand and to see and grow from those things we don’t understand.”

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6. Desmond Napoles, LGBTQ youth visibility

The twelve years old young female activist supported a section of society we all have been degrading for years. Desmond gained fame with one of his videos going viral at New York Pride parade in 2015. She has been stated as “the future of America” by RuPaul.

Desmond became the part of controversies and was seen on various media outlets, he inspired others to “be yourself, no matter what.”

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