“Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” (Ruth Bader Ginsburg)
As we all reckon with the passing of the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the impact she has had on the lives of women all over the United States, the Aspen Forum on Women and Girls joins our partners in recognizing the many women all over the world who are fighting for a just world.
We remain hopeful about the future and honor the following women activists who bring the necessary knowledge and experience of communities who are most impacted by systemic injustice.
- Tamika D. Mallory, Co-president of the Women’s March and Black Lives Matter activist is continuously on the ground working to push local and national policies that support the lives of Black women.
- Winona LaDuke, Co-founder of Honor the Earth and rural development economist works to raise awareness and money for Indigenous struggles for environmental justice.
- Tabitha Saoyo, Deputy Executive Director of KELIN-Kenya and human rights lawyer and activist litigates on behalf of marginalized women.
- Phyllis Omido, Kenyan environmental activist won a court ruling that awarded 12 million dollars to a community poisoned by lead pollution.