A Muslim woman covers the yellow star of her Jewish neighbour with her veil to protect her from prosecution. Sarajevo, former Yugoslavia. 
Kathrine Switzer becomes the first woman to run the Boston Marathon, despite attempts by the marathon organizer to stop her. 
Afghan women at a public library before the Taliban seized power. [c. 1950s]
Photograph of a samurai warrior. [c. late 1800s]
A Swedish woman hitting a neo-Nazi protester with her handbag. The woman was reportedly a concentration camp survivor. 
Marina Ginesta, a 17-year-old communist militant, overlooking Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War. 
Anna Fisher, “the first mother in space” [1980s]
Jeanne Manford marches with her gay son during a Pride Parade. 
Jeanne went on to found the rights group “Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays”.
Maud Wagner, the first well know female tattooist in the United States. 
Women boxing on a roof in LA. 
Sabiha Gökçen of Turkey poses with her plane, in 1937 she became the first female fighter pilot.
A woman drinking tea in the aftermath of a German bombing raid during the London Blitz. 
106-year old Armenian woman protecting her home with an AK-47. 
Volunteers learn how to fight fires at Pearl Harbor [c. 1941 – 1945]
A captured Soviet soldier is given water by a Ukrainian woman after being captured. 
A mason high above Berlin. [c. 1900]
Margaret Bourke-White, a photographer, climbing the Chrysler Building. 
Railroad workers at lunch. Many were the wives and even mothers of the men who left for war. 
Some of the first women sworn into US Marine Corps. [August, 1918]
Girls deliver heavy blocks of ice after male workers were conscripted 
Members of the Hell’s Angels gang. 
Ellen O’Neal, one of the first professional female skaters. 
Parisian mothers shield their children from German sniper fire. 
Winnie the Welder. 
Winnie was one of 2,000 women who worked in US shipyards during World War II.
Two women show uncovered legs in public for the first time in Toronto. 
Filipino guerilla, Captain Nieves Fernandez, shows a US soldier how she killed Japanese soldiers during the occupation. 
A Dutch woman refuses to leave her husband, a German soldier, after Allied soldiers capture him. She followed him into captivity. 
Komako Kimura, a prominent Japanese suffragist at a march in New York. [October 23, 1917]
Elspeth Beard, during her attempt to become the first Englishwoman to circumnavigate the world by motorcycle. [1980s]
The journey took 3 years and covered 48,000 miles.
Gertrude Ederle becomes the first woman to swim across the English Channel. 
A woman suffrage activist protesting after “The Night of Terror.” 
33 suffrage activists had been arrested for ‘obstructing traffic’ and were badly beaten by prison guards.