Only 21 women have served as the Head of State and only 22% of the world`s parliamentarians are women.
On the other hand when it comes to grassroots political movements the majority of protesters are women, making sure their voice are heard. Form Pakistani women protesting against police brutality to American women gathered in Washington DC, they are a force to be reckoned with.
These 14 powerful images will demonstrate once again how formidable a woman with strong convictions can be.
14. Turkey. 2013
Anti-government protests demanding the resignation of the Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan.
13. India, 2007
Kashmiri women protesting against the arrest of a girl during a raid in Maloora.
12. USA, 2014
The “Justice For All” march in December. A woman taped her mouth demanding justice for black men who have died from the hands of the police.
11. Honduras, 2009
Organized protest against the military coup, in Tegucigalpa.
10. South Korea, 2015
A woman sitting in front of the police during the anti-government protest.
9. India, 2013
Brave women protesting against the Delhi Government just outside Delhi Chief Minister residence.
8. UK, 2000
Reclaim the Streets!
7. China, 2009
One of the most tragic protests that happened in Urumqi in China’s far west Xinjiang, claiming 156 lives.
6. USA, 2015
A group of women protesting outside Bill Cosby’s house. As you know Cosby has faced allegation from several women who claim they where drugged and assaulted.
5. Pakistan, 2010
Anti-government protest against an operation led by several security agencies in the Karachi area.
4. Brazil, 2007
A woman faced with a gun pointed at her by a police officer during a shootout between drug traffickers and the police.
3. Brazil, 2012
Protests calling for Brazilian President Fernando Collor de Mello impeachment.
2. Spain, 2009
A demonstration marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
1. Democratic Republic of Congo, 2006
A woman being kicked by a policeman during a demonstration of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress.