humanitarians

Mary Slessor

Mary Slessor was a Scottish missionary to Nigeria, spreading Christianity, protecting native children and promoting women’s rights. A year after 219 girls were abducted by the Nigerian militant Islamist group Boko Haram we celebrate Mary for her work with women and children in Nigeria over [...]

Dolores Ibárruri

Dolores Ibárruri — known as “La Pasionaria”, one of just three women celebrated on statues in the City of Glasgow. The statue, the City of Glasgow and the Labour Movement’s tribute to the British Volunteers of the International Brigade who fought in the Spanish Civil War, was [...]

St Hilda

When I think of St Hilda, which admittedly isn’t often, it is as the Oxford College which hosted the best student discos of the 1980’s! In fact, St Hilda was an important figure in the conversion of England to Christianity and recognized for the wisdom that drew kings to her for advice. [...]

Corrie ten Boom

Ravensbrück concentration camp was unusual in that it was built solely for women. During World War II over 130,000 female prisoners passed through the camp. Around 40,000 were Polish, 26,000 were Jewish, 18,800 were Russian, 8,000 were French, and 1,000 were Dutch. About 50,000 women died from [...]