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December 4, 2023 | Sarah O'Flaherty

BBC 100 Women Revealed, including inspirational women from across the globe.

The BBC have announced their 100 women for 2023, highlighting some role model women from around the world.

The BBC has unveiled its prestigious 100 Women list for 2023, and this year, the spotlight is on those at the forefront of combating climate change. In a groundbreaking move, the list features 28 Climate Pioneers from around the world, acknowledging the disproportionate impact of climate change on women and girls. These remarkable women are leading their communities in the fight against the devastating effects of climate change, spanning from community-level initiatives to international advocacy.
The announcement marks the beginning of the BBC’s 100 Women 2023 season, which will delve into women’s rights and diverse life experiences globally. Special content, including interviews, documentaries, features, and digital journalism, will be presented across the BBC’s platforms, emphasizing the urgency of addressing issues such as child marriage, climate anxiety, and reproductive choices impacted by environmental concerns.
Notable figures on the list include Michelle Obama, Aitana Bonmatí, Amal Clooney, America Ferrera, Dia Mirza, Huda Kattan, Timnit Gebru, Ulanda Mtamba, Oksana Zabuzhko, and Gloria Steinem. However, what sets this year’s list apart are the 28 Climate Pioneers, unveiled to coincide with the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai.
These Climate Pioneers represent diverse backgrounds and expertise, such as Indian photographer Arati Kumar-Rao, Paraguayan sprinter Camila Pirelli, South African freediving instructor Zandile Ndhlovu, Pakistani midwife Neha Mankani, Nigerian mental health advocate Jennifer Uchendu, and Thai campaigner for indigenous and LGBTQ+ rights Matcha Phorn-in.
The BBC 100 Women 2023 list celebrates the tireless efforts of women combating climate change in various fields, including Brazilian state minister Sonia Guajajara, firefighter Sofia Kosacheva, and climate advisers Iryna Stavchuk and Christiana Figueres.
Liliane Landor, Senior Controller of BBC News International Services, expressed her enthusiasm, stating that the diverse and influential women on the list, from grassroots activists to international figures, serve as an inspiration to all, especially in a year dominated by extreme weather events and global conflicts. The BBC’s commitment to spotlighting women globally and their resilience against climate change remains crucial in the face of these challenges.

Original article: https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/2023/bbc-reveals-100-women-2023

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