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Leith Greenslade  What does justice look like? How does it act? Like each of these courageous women who took a big risk to make things better. You should #KnowHerName.

#KnowHerName - Laura Kövesi, Chief of National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) in #Romania until she was fired in July 2018. Undaunted, she said, “Corruption can be defeated. Do not abandon the fight”. In her 5 years as leader, more than 1000 officials were convicted of corruption.

#KnowHerName - Samar Badawi, fighting for the right of women in #SaudiArabia to vote, travel, work and marry freely. Currently jailed for speaking out. #FreeSamarBadawi. Watch her accept the 2012 #WomenofCourage award from @hillaryclinton & @michelleobama on @youtube

#KnowHerName - Bronwyn King, founder of Tobacco Free Portfolios & key driver of the movement to expand tobacco free investment mandates among large institutional investors. Her second @ted talk is essential viewing for all who are working to advance the health of our species and the planet @drbronking

#KnowHerName - Souad Abderrahim, the newly elected Mayor of #Tunis, and the 1st female mayor in #Tunisia and in an Arab capital. “I dedicate this victory to all Tunisian women”, she said. #ennahda @mikebloomberg @annehidalgo @clovermoore @yuriko.koike

#KnowHerName - Thuli Madonsela, Public Protector in #SouthAfrica from 2009-16 responsible for releasing “State of Capture” report chronicling the hijacking of the South African government by private interests. “Through life I have learned that the most important critic whose judgement of my actions matters is my conscience”. Access the report @news24video and tweet support @thulimadonsela3.

#KnowHerName - Katie Bethell, Founder & Director of PL+US mobilizing a “cubicle army” to win high-quality #paidleave for American families. She connects workers with shareholders and stage directs the 💥. We will all benefit from her victories. Read @fortunemag story by @valzarya.

#KnowHerName - Ece Temelkuran, writer & journalist from #Turkey with a prescient message. “#Women act as coal mine canaries in these regimes...they feel what’s coming”. Watch her extraordinary @womenintheworld talk with @hillaryclinton @ece.temelkuran #witw2018

#KnowHerName - Robin Steinberg, CEO of @bailproject, on a mission to #decarcerate the 450K Americans in #jail because they can’t post #bail. Watch her @ted talk & congrats on #audaciousproject @skollworldforum #ted2018. Photo from @jeenahmoon @nytimes #skollwf

#KnowHerName - Patricia Evangelista, fierce #philippines #journalist exposing truth about #duterte regime in @rappler. “I’m not sure about hope but I believe in journalism” - must watch full @patevangelista interview @womenintheworld on @youtube. Prepare to be knocked out.

#KnowHerName - Laura Boldrini, Speaker of the Italian Parliament and most senior female politician in #Italy, which is ranked 84/144 countries on the Global Gender Gap Index. “I will continue to fight so that Italy becomes a country that knows how to value women.” Read @buzzfeed story by @jlfeder.

#KnowHerName - Ursula Le Guin, who warned in 2014 that the time is coming when, “we will need writers who can remember freedom”. Watch her extraordinary speech at the 2014 #NBAwards on @youtube. @nationalbookfoundation @ursulakleguin. Visit ursulakleguin.com. May she Rest In Peace and may we honor her words with our actions. #justactions

#KnowHerName & remember her courage - Recy Taylor (1919-2017). She refused to be silent after being raped by 6 white men in 1944 in Abbeville, #Alabama. Despite fearless efforts by her family and #naacp investigator Rosa Parks, no charges were brought against the men. Watch Nancy Biurski’s film @recytaylorfilm & honor her legacy. @augustafilms @tribecafilmins @theacademy @naacp #forrecy #shespokeup

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