Maathai was a true force of nature – an environmentalist, feminist, politician, professor, rabble-rouser, human rights advocate and head of the Green Belt Movement. She will be fondly remembered for her contribution to sustainable development and human rights on the African continent. May her soul rest in eternal peace.
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“African women in general need to know that it’s OK for them to be the way they are – to see the way they are as a strength, and to be liberated from fear and from silence.”