Woodhull was an advocate of free love, by which she meant the freedom to marry, divorce, and bear children without government interference. She was the first woman to start a weekly newspaper; an activist for women's rights and labor reforms. In 1872, she was the first female candidate for President of the United States.
Tawakul Karman, a 32-year-old mother of three and chair of Women Journalists Without Chains — a Yemeni group that defends human rights and freedom of expression. Karman has been protesting in front of Sana'a University, in the nation's capital, every Tuesday since 2007. She insists upon a peaceful approach to bring about change. Still, she has been arrested several times, including in January, when protests broke out across Yemen, where 40% of the 23 million citizens live on $2 a day or…
In 1930-at at time when women still weren’t allowed to vote--Prudencia Ayala (1885-1936), of indigenous heritage, ran for president of El Salvador, making her the 1st woman in Latin America to do so. She ran on women’s rights, suffrage, recognition of illegitimate children, public corruption, support of labor unions, & freedom of religion. The Supreme Court of El Salvador declared her campaign unconstitutional & denied her the right to run. Women were allowed to vote in El Salvador in 1950.
Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit 1900-1990 Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit was an Indian diplomat, politician and one of the pioneering women leaders of her country. She was active in the Indian freedom movement and held high national and international positions.