From trying to save planet Earth from the ongoing climate emergency to gender inequality, and a general lack of mental well-being, a lot went down this week. And women across the world raised their voices around these areas and more.
It is important to remember that change does not happen overnight. And acknowledging damage may very well be the first and the most important step towards it.
These social media posts are a good place to start.
These powerful women’s voices at the annual meet of the World Economic Forum at Davos are not to be missed.
Actor Deepika Padukone throwing light on depression and how it is perceived in India
And reassuring those dealing with mental illnesses that there is hope
As #wef20 gets underway, @deepikapadukone stresses the importance of addressing mental health issues when building a more sustainable and inclusive world.@TLLLFoundation— World Economic Forum (@wef) January 20, 2020
Find out more: https://t.co/yja3lFKDLN #healthyfutures pic.twitter.com/7p0U3AoDpR
Australian filmmaker Lynette Wallworth spoke on the reality of climate change in Australia. She said, “what was feared and warned is no longer in our future”
Receiving the @wef Crystal Award, Australian filmmaker @Wallworthy, says that the Australian bushfires show the devastating reality of climate change.— World Economic Forum (@wef) January 20, 2020
Find out more: https://t.co/yja3lFKDLN #howtosavetheplanet #wef20 pic.twitter.com/PAsUmKbiat
17-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg reminding world leaders that they must be answerable to the coming generations
“I wonder, what will you tell your children was the reason to fail and leave them facing the climate chaos you knowingly brought upon them?”— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) January 21, 2020
Here’s a clip from my speech addressing the #WorldEconomicForum in Davos today. Full speech here: https://t.co/qAJIqYXxhd#WEF2020 pic.twitter.com/8Ev3HqRY7d
Actor Priyanka Chopra spoke on equality
As always, Faye D'Souza saying it like it is
“You married outside your religion and no one said a word”— Faye DSouza (@fayedsouza) January 23, 2020
Yes, because it’s no one’s business. https://t.co/upFwsKukW6
She also caused a stir when she volunteered to debate with Home Minister Amit Shah regarding the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA)
Author Saba Naqvi’s one-line ode to protesters at Shaheen Bagh
#ShaheenBagh .... where the mind is without fear and the head is held high— Saba Naqvi (@_sabanaqvi) January 19, 2020
The truth about unpaid care work done by women and girls who are the engine of the economy.
“I’m keeping my #EyesOnGreed because women & girls in Asia spend countless hours doing care work FOR FREE. While Asia & Pacific's 831 billionaires - spared from these worries - are making more wealth than 1.8 billion people.” - Lan Mercado, Oxfam Asia Regional Director #Davos2020 pic.twitter.com/R7RGPtpGP1— Oxfam in Asia (@OxfamInAsia) January 23, 2020
How values truly begin at home
Before I introduced Feminism in our home, my mother's main speech when teaching us anything was "for when you get married" this last year her new speech has been "For you, when you want to enjoy not everything is about men."— Fèminist Wítçh (@DonCorleAnn) January 21, 2020
Might just write a book on raising a feminist mother
And the thread that followed
My mother was definitely not raising me to be feminist. She was raising me to be a "man's peace". Now that I am a Feminist she always says "I'm happy you're doing what you feel is right for you and future yous". She could have easily tried to stop me but she didn't, lady's a boss— Lady Masego (@shes_no_ladytho) January 21, 2020
This one might help you pick up your next read
First copy just in! Fearless Freedom is Kavita Krishnan's blazing, fiery feminist manifesto, which clearly locates the personal and political repercussions of erasing women from public spaces, arguing that many real threats to female autonomy are, in fact, hidden in plain sight. pic.twitter.com/WkBXS2dt5W— Manasi Subramaniam (@sorcerical) January 21, 2020