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:

  1. Elyse Fox: the woman tackling mental health stigma
  2. Hebh Jamal: the teenager who organized a mass student walkout in NYC
  3. Lily Madigan: the first transgender women's officer in the British Labour Party
  4. Emma Gonzalez: the student taking on the NRA
  5. Jasilyn Charger: the woman who united Sioux youths to fight the DAPL
  6. Nadya Okamoto: the student who ran for city council
  7. Mari Copeny: the girl fighting for clean water in Flint

Read more about each of these inspiring women by Morgan Sung at Mashable