By Karina Andrianova
On 8 March International Women’s Day is celebrated worldwide. The day is a significant reminder of women’s rights around the world. In the beginning of the twentieth century the celebration started as a symbol of anti-sexism and anti-discrimination. Modern society has different views on the equality. Many female celebrities stand out to challenge the idea that politics is for men.
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Oprah Winfrey After leaving her talk show Oprah Winfrey became an activist. She mostly donates her own money to educational causes and also gave over 400 scholarships to Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.
Madonna Strong supporter of Hillary Clinton, Madonna had a negative reaction on Trump’s victory because she believes that under his presidency women’s rights are in danger. The singer also appeared in the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. giving a speech which was cut short by CNN before it ended because of strong language.
Miley Cyrus American singer and actress has participated in charity singles and donated money to medical centers such as City of Hope. She also visits fans in hospitals and helps homeless people.
Angelina Jolie As Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Angelina Jolie completed over 50 missions. In 2006 together with Brad Pitt they created the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation in order to assist humanitarian crisis.
Eva Longoria Actress Eva Longoria is an activist for the Latino community in the United States. She concentrates on convincing investors to put money into developing Hispanic neighbourhoods.
Lena Dunham Actress and producer in her own show ‘Girls’, Lena Dunham is involved in LGBT and feminist communities. She promoted Obama’s re-election and supported Clinton on the 2016 elections.