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46 Powerful Photos Of Girls Protesting Around The Globe Throughout History

Because you're never too young to change the world.

Little girls can have big voices -- and an even bigger hunger to resist.

Since March is Women’s History Month, and March 8 marks International Women’s Day, we found photos of girls throughout history who protested all over the globe to stand up for their beliefs and the rights of others’. Though this list certainly doesn’t cover every protest worldwide, it symbolizes how fierce girls can be.

Check out 46 photos of girls protesting around the world below:

United Kingdom, 1890s
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Suffragists in England. Young girl as placard bearer during suffragist demonstration. Placard depicts political cartoon with the caption: "Mrs. Bull: We should get on better, John, if I rode a horse of my own." Illustration on the placard depicts a woman riding behind a man on a horse that is labeled "men's enfranchisement."
United States, 1909
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A protest against child labor during the Labor Day Parade in New York City, 1st May 1909. Two protesters wear sashes bearing slogans in English, and in Yiddish.
United States, 1950s
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Marchers protest cave-in tragedy. Six-year-old Dolores Siat (of 714 Grand Avenue, Brooklyn) holds placard as she marches along with her mother (background) in neighborhood protest demonstration, June 13. The mother's march was a "show of compassion" demonstration after six children were killed in a cave-in while playing in a deep excavation in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn.
United States, 1950s
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Sixteen black children accompanied by four mothers carry signs demonstrating their feelings as they walk to Webster School in Hillsboro, Ohio, April 3, after the U.S. Supreme Court had ordered immediate integration at the school April 2. The children were turned away again as they had been every day for two years. The school board said that it was awaiting official notification of the Supreme Court's decision before taking any action.
United States, 1965
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Close-up of a young girl as she holds hands with a woman during the Selma to Montgomery marches held in support of voter rights, Alabama, late March, 1965.
United Kingdom, 1978
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Little girl protesting against the pollution outside the prime minister's house in London on October 18, 1978.
United States, 1982
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An anti-nuclear rally in New York City, 12 June 1982. A child wears a sign reading, "You can't hug your kids with nuclear arms."
United States, 1982
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A girl holding a placard for women's rights at a Labor Day parade in New York City, September 1982.
Thailand, 1990s
Unidentified young Myanmar girl holds a photo of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi during a protest outside the Myanmar Embassy in Bangkok on 13 August demanding the release of 18 foreign activists held in Myanmar. Exiled Myanmar groups and Thai students keep up their vigil as Aung San Suu Kyi continues the second day of a new roadside confrontation with the authorities who have prevented her from traveling to meet with supporters.
Mexico, 1994
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Mexican children demonstrate for peace on January 13, 1994, on the streets of San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico. The march was organized by peace and human rights groups. By January 12, with public and international opinion strongly against the fighting, President Carlos Salinas declared a unilateral cease-fire and called on the Zapatistas to lay down their arms and negotiate with the newly formed Commission for Peace and Reconciliation. Peace talks began on February 21, in San Cristóbal de las Casas.
Peru, 1995
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A little girl sitting on her father's shoulders holds a placard in protest of French scheduled nuclear testing in the Pacific atoll of Mururoa, in Lima, Peru, 14 July. Some 1,000 people staged the protest in front of the French embassy on Bastille Day.
Russia, 1998
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A Russian girl holding an icon takes part in a protest rally at the U.S. embassy in Moscow, Wednesday, July 1, 1998. Some 100 people demonstrated at the embassy protesting U.S. and NATO pressure on Yugoslavia over Kosovo.
France, 2004
A young girl demonstrates outside the Strasbourg's education authority to protest against the ban on the Islamic headscarf and other "conspicuous" religious insignia in state schools 1 September 2004. The law on headscarf is due to come into force 2 September at the start of the academic year. Placard reads: "School is my right, headscarf my choice."
Pakistan, 2005
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A Pakistani girl displays a placard as she stands in front of a replica of the Chagai mountain, where Pakistan had test fired their first nuclear weapon in 28 May 1998, during a demonstration organized by the Citizen Peace Committee (CPC), a non-government organization, in Islamabad, 28 May 2005. CPC organized the demonstration as a part of their anti-nuclear campaign and demanded the Indian and Pakistani government to stop testing nuclear-capable missiles and avert displaying their nuclear might.
Japan, 2008
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A young girl holds a poster representing the five Olympic rings as she joins various groups in a march from the Peace Memorial Park to downtown in the southern Japanese city of Hiroshima on March 26, 2008 calling on China to end its crackdown on the recent demonstrations in Tibet. China stepped up pressure to isolate the Dalai Lama on March 26 opposing talks between the Tibetan spiritual leader and French officials during his proposed trip to France in August.
Nepal, 2008
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A young girl smiles beneath a Buddhist stupa in the glow of thousands of butter lamps at a candlelight peace protest and prayer ceremony for those recently killed during the recent Chinese crackdown in Tibet, March 23, 2008 in Kathmandu, Nepal. According to Human Rights Watch 461 people, including 11 members of Amnesty International, were detained by Nepali police at various Tibetan protests throughout the capital March 24, 2008.
Australia, 2010
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A young child holds up a banner as people gather to rally against racism ahead of a planned anti-immigration and anti-Islam protest, in Melbourne on April 9, 2010. Several hundred anti-racism protesters gathered on the steps of Flinders Street Station to confront the anti-immigration and anti-Islam protest which did not eventuate.
United States, 2011
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Two girls with Occupy Wall Street movement hold up signs at Zuccotti Park where hundreds of protesters have been living for weeks in Lower Manhattan on Friday, October 14, 2011. This morning a planned eviction by the city was postponed avoiding a confrontation with the police.
Tunisia, 2011
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A young girl waves an open bird cage as Tunisian women demonstrate for their rights on November 2, 2011 in the Kasbah of Tunis. Rached Ghannouchi, the leader of the Islamist party that won Tunisia's elections, on October 28, 2011 reaffirmed Ennahda's "commitment to the women of Tunisia," pledging to uphold their social gains. But some have voiced concern that the party, which took 41 percent of the assembly, would seek to curb women's rights in an Arab country known for its progressive approach to gender equality.
Spain, 2011
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A child paints during a demonstration organized by the gay rights group Fundación Triángulo in Madrid on August 20, 2011. Thousands of protesters marched in central Madrid late August 19, 2011 to protest a visit by Pope Benedict XVI and police violence during previous demonstrations, as the pontiff presided over a service a few hundred meters away.
Afghanistan, 2012
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Afghan students pray for the early recovery of Pakistani child activist, Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head in a Taliban assassination attempt, during a rally in Herat on Oct 13, 2012. Schools in Afghanistan opened with special prayers for the quick recovery of Yousafzai, in a move officials said was to show solidarity with her.
Ukraine, 2013
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A young girl holds out her parents' wedding rings during an anti-gay rally in Kiev on May 14, 2013. Several hundred anti-gay protesters rallied outside the Verkhovna Rada parliament building and in front of Kiev city administration protesting against the parliament's voting on a bill that would have barred employers from rejecting workers based on their sexual orientation and against plans by gay rights activists to hold a gay parade in Kiev on May 25.
Romania, 2013
A girl holds a placard reading, "On Romanian land I don't want to be poisoned" during a demonstration in Bucharest against the Rosia Montana Gold Corporation (RMGC), a Canadian gold mine project using cyanide, on September 15, 2013. People from 27 cities around Romania took to the streets to protest against plans by the Canadian company to open Europe's largest goldmine in a Transylvanian village. Canadian company Gabriel Resources hopes to extract 300 tons of gold using thousands of tons of cyanide in Rosia Montana, a picturesque village in the Carpathian mountains. The government recently adopted a bill clearing the way for the open cast mine.
United States, 2013
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People demonstrate in Washington on July 20, 2013, one week after the acquittal of George Zimmerman. Civil rights groups mobilized for protests in cities across the United States on Saturday amid charged emotions over the not-guilty verdict in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin. The demonstrations, which began in Miami, came a day after U.S. President Barack Obama publicly identified with the slain 17-year-old and the deep frustrations felt among African-Americans over the verdict.
Greece, 2014
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A little Syrian girl holds a picture which shows refugees on a boat in the Mediterranean Sea. Syrian refugees who have fled from the Syrian civil war to Greece protested in Athens against their treatment by the Greek state and called for a solution for the Syrians.
Hong Kong, 2014
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This picture taken on October 1, 2014 shows a young girl holding a placard during Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests. Hong Kong's student-led democracy rallies have highlighted a stark divide between a disenfranchised younger generation who say they have little to lose, and an older guard who favor pragmatism over protest.
United States, 2014
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Young girl holds sign during demonstration at the Ferguson police station on August 23, 2014.
France, 2014
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A girl throws a pair of shoes on a pyramid of shoes on September 20, 2014, in Lyon, central France, during the annual demonstration by NGO Handicap International to denounce the use and sale of anti-personnel landmines.
Australia, 2015
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A girl on a rainbow crossing created in chalk by protesters during a rally for marriage equality at Sydney Town Hall on August 9, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. They are specifically calling on the government to pass a Marriage Equality bill in parliament to allow full marriage rights for LGBTIQ people in Australia.
Nigeria, 2015
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A girl under the auspices of Chibok Girls Ambassadors marches to press for the release of 219 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram Islamists during a demonstration at ministry of education in Abuja, on April 14, 2015. Nigeria's president Muhammadu Buhari cautioned he could not make promises on the return of the schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram, as the country marked the first anniversary of their abduction.
India, 2015
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A little girl holds a placard at Bara Imambara to protest against ISIS on November 20, 2015 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. The protest was led by Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Jawad in Lucknow.
India, 2015
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A girl holding a cross during a candlelight vigil and protest against the gang rape of a 72-year-old nun at a convent school on March 16, 2015 in Kolkata, India. On Saturday, around a dozen suspected dacoits entered the Convent of Jesus and Mary and gang raped the 72-year-old. Eight people have been detained in connection with the case after police officials released CCTV footage of the perpetrators.
Brazil, 2015
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A girl marches hand in hand with other demonstrators during a protest against the latest round of public transportation fare hikes in Sao Paulo, Brazil on January 27, 2015. The prices of bus, subway and train tickets rose from 3 to 3.50 reais on January 6.
United States, 2016
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XyNazia Skinner, age 7, of Flint, Michigan, stands with a sign while waiting to participate in a national mile-long march to highlight the push for clean water in Flint, February 19, 2016 in Flint, Michigan. The march was organized in part by Rev. Jesse Jackson.
United States, 2016
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Nimani Darch-Walker, 3, wearing a sign that reads "Don't Shoot," looks on during a rally by the Black Lives Matter movement at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco, California on July 8, 2016. About 1,000 people marched along Market Street to City Hall to denounce recent police shootings around the country.
United States, 2016
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A young girl holds a small placard reading "I Can't Drink Oil" as she stands with demonstrators that gathered in front of the White House in Washington, DC on September 13, 2016, to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline. The U.S. government on September 9, 2016 sought to stop work on a controversial oil pipeline in North Dakota that has angered Native Americans, blocking any work on federal land and asking the company to "voluntarily pause" work nearby.
Lebanon, 2016
A Syrian girl holds a placard during a rally in solidarity with Aleppo, in the Lebanese northern port city of Tripoli, on May 1, 2016. More than a week of fighting in Syria's second city has killed hundreds of civilians and left a UN-backed peace process hanging by a thread. Concern has been growing that the fighting in Aleppo will lead to the complete collapse of a landmark ceasefire between President Bashar al-Assad's regime and non-jihadist rebels that was brokered by Moscow and Washington.
Belgium, 2016
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A girl with her mouth taped with black tape takes part in a demonstration to protest Assad regime forces and its supporters' attacks on civilians and the humanitarian plight in Aleppo, in Brussels, Belgium on December 18, 2016.
Japan, 2017
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A young girl and boy hold signs near the Yoyogi Park before the march to protest against the U.S. President Trump's executive order on immigration in Shibuya district on February 12, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan. Nearly 300 people participated in the march organized by the Alliance for an Inclusive America to protest against Trump's executive order banning the immigration to the United States from several Muslim majority countries. Japanese Prime Minister Abe is currently visiting the United States for his first meeting with President Trump.
Japan, 2017
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A young girl with a sign at a protest march and rally organized by the Alliance for an Inclusive America group against the perceived anti-Muslim and anti-foreigner immigration policies of President Donald Trump, on February 12, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan. The Alliance of an Inclusive America is a multi-faith non-partisan group. About 250 Americans, other ex-pats and Japanese people took part in the march to show people around the world they reject the Executive Order President Trump enacted at the end of January, indefinitely suspending the resettlement of Syrian refugees and temporarily banning people from seven majority Muslim countries from entering the United States.
Spain, 2017
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A girl holds a placard during a protest for Dignity of Farmers and Farmworkers in Barcelona, Spain on January 28, 2017. More than 500 tractors took part in the demonstration of the union of farmers Unió de Pagesos (Farmers Union) in the streets of Barcelona, demanding a new relationship between farmers and the society Barcelona.
United States, 2017
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A young girl joins as demonstrators at Philadelphia International Airport protest against the executive order that President Donald Trump signed clamping down on refugee admissions and temporarily restricting travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries on January 29, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Demonstrators gathered at airports across the country in protest of the order.
United Kingdom, 2017
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Tens of thousands of health workers, activists and members of the public protested against austerity and cuts in the NHS (National Health Service). A young smiling girl holds a placard she made which says, "Think of me, keep it free; save our NHS."
United States, 2017
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A girl holds a placard as she takes part in a protest against the planned Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota on March 04, 2017 in New York.
United States, 2017
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A girl carries a sign in the Immigrants Make America Great March to protest actions being taken by the Trump administration on February 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Protesters are calling for an end to stepped up ICE raids and deportations, and that health care be provided for documented and undocumented people.
Australia, 2017
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Thousands of demonstrators attend a rally for International Women's Day on March 8, 2017, in Melbourne, Australia. Marchers were calling for de-colonization of Australia, an end to racism, economic justice for all women and reproductive justice, as well as supporting the struggle for the liberation of all women around the world, inclusive of trans women and sex workers.

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