In the 70's Maori groups began a series of occupations to reclaim their tribal lands. The occupation of the Raglan golf course, a former burial site was an eight year struggle with the New Zealand government.
In 1997 a group of mothers from the village of Malicounda Bambara and an Imam worked to end the practice of Female Genital Cutting (FGC) in their region. Their actions and success led to other villages in Senegal and other African nations following their lead.
In the early days of the protests in Syria 2011 the women and children of the village of Bayda responded to the mass arrest of the men of the village by blockading the main road in direct conflict with the Syrian military.
In 1968 women who worked for the Ford plant in Dagenham discovered their pay was significantly less than male workers doing the same work. They struck for equal and despite ridiculing in the press the strike won a near wage parity, and promoted the debate on equal pay for equal work in the UK
In 1969 Mexican American students at Cristal City high school were subject to systematic discrimination by the school board. In response the students protested and staged a mass walkout with the support of other Mexican American groups.
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