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From young women fighting for access to clean water to those advocating for gun control or acceptance and trans rights, here are seven young activists you should know about:
- Elyse Fox: the woman tackling mental health stigma
- Hebh Jamal: the teenager who organized a mass student walkout in NYC
- Lily Madigan: the first transgender women's officer in the British Labour Party
- Emma Gonzalez: the student taking on the NRA
- Jasilyn Charger: the woman who united Sioux youths to fight the DAPL
- Nadya Okamoto: the student who ran for city council
- Mari Copeny: the girl fighting for clean water in Flint
Read more about each of these inspiring women by Morgan Sung at Mashable