International Women’s Day: Fearless females embracing the world
Travel to as many destinations as possible for the sake of education as well as pleasure.
- Dr. Maya Angelou
Travel really is an education, one that no text book can teach you. Travel and you’ll undoubtedly learn patience, you’ll encounter new experiences, new sights, new smells, new thinking. Travel and you’ll broaden your horizons, you’ll break down some cultural barriers.
Travel and you’ll meet not only the world, but the people who inhabit it. According to 2017 data from The World Bank, 49.56% of those people are female. With a global population of more than 7.7 billion, that means there are more than 3.8 billion females out there.
This International Women’s Day, let’s meet some of these inspirational women.
Below we feature inspirational women from Romania, Yemen, USA, Japan, UAE, Tunisia, Kenya, and more - discover these incredible females, from all corners of the world.
Happy International Women’s Day!
Solo female travellers share why they love travelling alone, along with their tips, highlights and inspiration.
Discover how some of Kenya’s female Maasai are earning a living through traditional art and design.
Six strong female role models who are killing it in the work place, tell Contemporary Class how travel influences their professional and personal life, and how it’s helped to shape them.
Liviana Tane, of The Writing Journey, is on a quest to travel to 100 places, discovering the paths of 100 authors, and in turn to herself write, 100 stories. We speak to her about her journey.
Lila Nazeiman, a Yemeni woman, has recently curated an art exhibition in Berlin highlighting the often forgotten voice of Yemen, to the wider world. We interview her, and exhibitor, Ibi Ibrahim about their exhibition and works, ‘On echoes of Invisible Hearts; Narratives of Yemeni displacement’.
Pontia Fallahi moved her life from Alabama to Iran, to find out more more about her family heritage. Here is what she’s discovered so far.
Japan has been voted 2019’s no.1 destination for solo female travellers, in part because of its low crime record, and high level of women’s rights. We explore Tokyo through the eyes of local Japanese woman, Natsuko Kakuda.
Discover what Contemporary Class editor, Katie Silcox, has learnt from years of travelling as a solo female. Including tips for making the most of your time travelling alone.
Learn about traditional Tunisian crafts with a tour of our local artisans in their work place.