Woman of the Week – March

Asfar is continuing with the Woman of the Week campaign in March. Check out every week for a new entry and learn about the achievements of woman that have been often overlooked by history.

Shirley Chisholm was the first African American woman to be elected to U.S. Congress and the first woman and African American to seek the nomination for President of the U.S. from one of the major political parties.

Eileen Flynn was the first Irish Traveller to be elected to the Irish Seanad, a role she was elected to in June 2020!

Her election hopefully marks a more representative political atmosphere in Ireland and around the world!

Gülsüm Kav is a Turkish doctor, Feminist, activist and writer. She co-founded ‘We Will Stop Femicide Platform’, an organisation that raises awareness of gender-based violence in Turkey!

Sanna Marin is the 46th Prime Minister of Finland and the youngest person to hold this position.

She is also the youngest female state leader in the world and made history by leading a coalition headed entirely by women!

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