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10 Historical Badasses You’re Probably Unaware Of
Fact: Fights for women’s rights and suffrage have always played an important role in Iran’s political history. As a young woman, Dowlatshahi led the charge by becoming the first woman to join the country’s Democratic party, as well as establishing an organization that would later become part of the International Women’s Syndicate. In 1951, the Shah met with her and other activists to discuss women’s rights.
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#100days100women Day 47: Azucena Villaflor Villaflor co-founded the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo in Argentina after her son and daughter-in-law were disappeared during the military dictatorship in the late 1970s. She and the other Mothers defied the suppression of speech by the dictatorship, as well as social expectations about the political activism of women. She and other Mothers were later disappeared and found murdered.