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“Stay on him! Stay on him!” Moira admonishes her fellow protestors during a recent episode of season three of Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale. When she and the group catch up to the Canadian Minister of Refugees and confront him over his department’s failure to declare Gilead refugees safe from deportation, Moira’s efforts see her and the rest of the protesters put in jail.
We want to live in a world where every woman and girl can make her voice heard.
In 2016, millions of people around the world joined together for the first Women’s March and declared #WomensRightsAreHumanRights. Today, more than half of Americans report having been politically active on social media in the past year and young women in the United States are more likely to be politically engaged than their male counterparts. For Moira, that engagement is central to how she views the world.
Like Moira, women around the world face consequences for resisting those in power, and those consequences can sometimes mean the difference between life and death. Women like Fraidy Reiss, founder of Unchained At Last, whose family in New York cast her out after she made a decision to leave a forced marriage and the community she grew up in. Women like Brisa De Angulo, co-founder of A Breeze of Hope, whose fight as a teenager in Bolivia to bring her rapist to justice saw her subjected to abuse by medical personnel, the prosecutor and even the judge in her case. Women like Jaha Dukureh, founder of Safe Hands for Girls, who defied her family’s religious convictions to speak out against female genital mutilation (FGM), which Jaha was subjected to as an infant in The Gambia. These women have gone on to become some of the leading activists in the world on issues like child and forced marriage, sexual violence, and FGM, but their work would be nowhere without their voices. Moira’s determination to resist oppression, in ways large and small, is a testament to the public and private resolve of so many women every day—because change isn’t possible unless everyone’s voice has a chance to be heard.
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Watch The Handmaid’s Tale Season Three now on Hulu in the United States and on Channel 4 in the U.K.