Prosperity Workers Research Paper

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The Prosperity Workers There are many people around the world who help others in pursuit of justice. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Cesar Chavez, and Wangari Maathai were people who were looking for justice, equality, and equal opportunities. These human rights activists all fought in pursuit of equality and persisted in trying to make a change in the world around them. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was one of the most popular human rights activists who fought against racial prejudice. “The ill-treatment that the Indians received at the hands of colonialists was abhorrent to Gandhiji, and he was determined to champion their cause. This led him, in 1894, to found the Natal Indian Congress”(Sivananda). The Natal Indian Congress was one of the most …show more content…
“… but it led to her championing the cause of women for the rest of her life: “‘I should have known that ambition and success were not to be expected in an African woman. An African woman should be a good African woman whose qualities should be coyness, shyness, submissiveness, incompetence and crippling dependency.’ ‘A highly educated independent African woman is bound to be dominant, aggressive, uncontrollable, a bad influence.”’(Vidal). Wangari Maathai is a phenomenal woman who brings in the arguments of sexism and discrimination and bring them to light to show how the normality of African woman is just despicable.“‘Women from the countryside [in Kenya] were talking about how they did not have enough food because their land had been converted into cash crops,’” she explained. So far, 45m have been planted in Kenya alone under her Green Belt Movement, for which she received the Nobel prize, and 7bn worldwide in the UN programme she patronised” (Khaleeli). Wangari Maathai is one of the most known and hard-working woman that shows that she cares about others and will help if there is help wanted; her movements are supported to the greatest extent because of what fenomenal ideas it expresses. “Social justice, democracy and the environment are intrinsic to her campaigns. And she has spoken out about the "new …show more content…
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