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By Ankita Kukreti - March 7, 2017

International Women’s day 2017


Women’s day is celebrated all over the world on 8th of March and the day has arrived to acknowledge, uplift and honor every woman out there.

It’s about time women all over the world are celebrated and appreciated for standing up for their rights – whatever they might be. Right to speech, right to their bodies, right for equality – the list is long.

Today, we bring you five strong women from India and all over the world who have fought against odds and have achieved their dreams. Motivation, bravery and positivity are the words to live by – and leading by example is DU activist Gurmehar Kaur who very courageously stood up for what she believed in. What these women had, and still have, in common is their inner belief and gumption to live their lives on their own terms.

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Sushmita Sen

Independant mother. Model. Actress. Miss Universe. Sophistication is second nature to this previous Miss India. She lives boldly and has fun with it – charming every single Indian since 1994. We love you Sushmita!

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah never needs introduction – we’ll still give her one – to remind ourselves and everyone out there, how amazing a woman she is. Oprah was born into poverty, but that soon changed with her pursuing and eventually dominating the world of television. She has been named ‘ the most powerful woman’ and ‘most influential’ and also was announced to be the first and only black woman to be a billionaire. Helping people on her show, in her own ways, has long made her a public favourite!

Michelle Obama

Whitehouse powerhouse is what comes in mind for former first lady Michelle Obama. Well spoken and credible, she has two Ivy league degrees – one from Princeton and one from Harvard – even after people telling her she was aiming too high. She is someone people look upto, which I’m sure includes former President Barack Obama. Michelle still campaigns for various important causes like cancer, girl education and still supports charities.

Kalki Koechlin

Known for her off beat movie roles such as ‘Dev D’, ‘That girl in yellow boots’ and many more, her choices were unconventional, but were critically well received. Recently, Kalki was brave enough to share and make aware the sexual abuse women and girls have to face and endure in society. She is vocal about pay gap, woman empowerment and also is involved in many humanitarian causes.She is also a proud feminist!

Nandita Das

Nandita Das has given us movies that were beyond their time, with subjects that still are considered issues in India and even the world. She has done her masters in social work and is a proud advocate of many causes. She proudly took part in the ‘Dark is beautiful’ campaign to help bring attention to the injustice that dark skinned women have to face. She also campaigns for causes like women empowerment, AIDS, and violence against women!