This is a short tribute - a mark of respect to 9 incredible women who were killed because they had courage to challenge the status quo. Killed because they believed in equality and justice. Killed because they decided to view themselves as solutions instead of victims.
In my own way, hopefully I can be a part of the movement of women that fight for what is right. R.I.P. Nadia Vera, Francela Mendez, Intisar al-Hasairi, Joan Kagezi, Sabeen Mahmud, Norma Angelica Bruno Roman, Catherine Han Montoya, Losana McGowan, Angiza Shinwari.
To mark International Day of Women Human Rights Defenders, we remember some of the female activists who have been killed over the past year