Choma Queens: 5 Women Fighting for Equality

Gender inequality is still common, and many women in the world are standing up for themselves by speaking up and calling out the injustice that they experience on a daily basis. Here are 5 Queens who continue to fight for equality.



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Artists like Beyonce use their music to promote the message of female empowerment and equality. Not only do her lyrics carry a powerful message that encourages women that they’re capable of achieving anything they set their mind to- but she also empowers women to show off their talent and to be fearless while they’re at it.

Viola Davis 

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Viola Davis made history by being the first black woman to win the lead actress Emmy Award. She constantly uses her voice to speak up about the inequality that women (of colour) face in media. She’s also fighting for women to be paid equally and to get equal opportunities as men. 

Jazz Jennings

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As an 18-year-old transgender woman, Jazz Jennings uses her influence to fight for the rights of the LGBTQIA community. She uses the daily challenges that she faces to educate people on what it means to live as a trans woman and to encourage others like her not to be afraid to embrace who they are – because everybody deserves to be happy in their own skin.

Âurea Mo Uzinho  

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Âurea is a young, passionate woman who is the co-founder of Ondjango Feminista, an organisation that advocates for women’s rights in Angola. She firmly believes in the power that women possess – and that their rights should not be violated. She makes it her life’s mission to fight for women to exercise their rights in Angola. 

Nompendulo Mkatshwa and Shaeera Kalla 

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The two South African young women will share the number 5 spot, as they were both at the forefront of the #FeesMustFall movement in 2015. University students across the country took to the streets to protest against the increase of tertiary fees. This was an important movement for South African students who don’t have the privilege to access and afford education. 

According to the law, everybody has the right to equality and not to be discriminated against. These Choma Queens are already making a difference by standing up for themselves and many other people – especially women. This is why they inspire me to be #DoneWithSilence by spreading awareness to my friends about the importance of equality. How about you Choma? 

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