In Japan, a severed pinkie brands you as a yakuza member. Fukushima makes prosthetics that help them cover that and move on from their past.
As the daughter of a renowned eagle hunter, Aisholpan wanted to follow in her father's footsteps and become an eagle hunter herself.
In Mexico, children of prison inmates can live in the prison with them until they're six years old. Rivera's organization aims to change that, along with other prison reforms.
Calero works to educate and train other girls on their sexual, reproductive, and citizenship rights.
In 1984, when nurses would draw straws to avoid entering the room of a patient with AIDS, and pharmacies would refuse to keep the pens of someone who worked with people with AIDS, she cared for hundreds of them with compassion and love.
When the Brazilian government began building a dam on her people's land, she publicly cursed its leader - and for a time, the project fell apart.
Syeda Ghulam Fatima is the General Secretary of the Bonded Labour Liberation Front Pakistan, an organization devoted to eliminating bonded labor and economic exploitation of workers. So far she has helped free over 80,000 people.
Yevdokiya Zavaliy joined World War II while underage, and eventually rose to commander of her own platoon. She and her platoon terrified the Nazis so much that they gave her the nickname Frau Black Death.
After her son got lead poisoning from the plant she worked at, she campaigned to shut the plant down - and won.