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Fernanda Nissen is one of the important women that forced through voting rights for women in Norway in 1913. One hundred years ago this year! Thank you, Fernanda. Her motto was: There are two important things in life: love and work. She lived accordingly. Her life story is most interesting. Owner Institution: Nasjonalbiblioteket / National Library of Norway

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Unusual? Myself in national garb. The headgear shows a married woman. In the olden days in Norway embroidered cloth was the thing when brocades weren't affordable!

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A woman hero in Banda, Uganda. A displaced person. Salary is one dollar a day. In her free time she makes "jewellery" out of scrapped magazine paper.

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A bust of Fernanda Nissen, a unique Norwegian woman born in 1862. She accomplished lots of important things for women. You find the bust in Kragerø.

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Dagmar Wilson døde 6. januar i år 2011 - 94 år gammel. Dette er historien om en trebarnsmor som organiserte tidenes protest mot den kalde krigens atomprøvesprengninger. Med enkle midler fikk hun 50.000 kvinner til å protestere mot dette overgrepet og sto imot alt som smakte av beskyldninger om kommunisme. Her gikk McCarthy-gjengen på en skikkelig smell. Read more on the address below!!

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My paternal grandmother, Berghild Rolfsen, - a strong and strict woman, but for me a source of inspiration.

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Agness Obizu from Arua in Uganda. She is establishing herself as an entrepreneur in her village - entertaining at social events. Full of pluck and enterprise!

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