Women of Mercy

Women of Mercy


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Edith Cowan

Edith Cowan was vital in the building of the King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women in Perth and supported children’s rights and welfare, too. She was chairperson of the Red Cross Appeal Committee during World War I and later was awarded a Member of the Order of the British Empire for her contributions to society. 


Jacinda Ardern

Ardern’s response to mass shootings at mosques in New Zealand won her respect and acclaim. She swiftly labelled the attacks “terrorism” and bluntly called an Australian lawmaker’s suggestion of a link between Muslim immigration and violence “a disgrace.”
When she went to Christchurch on Saturday, a day after the attacks, Ardern visited members of the refugee and Muslim community. Dressed in black and wearing a Muslim-style headscarf known as a hijab, she tearfully told them that the whole country was “united in grief.”


Florence Nightingale Florence Nightingale served as a trainer of nurses in the Crimean War. She organized to care for wounded soldiers and became an icon of Victorian culture. She was known as “the lady with the lamp” as she worked tirelessly making rounds of wounded soldiers at night.


Corrie Ten Boom

During World War 11, Corrie Ten Boom became a fearless leader in the "Beje" movement, overseeing a network of "safe houses" in the country. Through these activities, it was estimated that 800 Jews' lives were saved. Corrie ten Boom and her family helped Jews escape the Nazi Holocaust during World War II and, by all accounts, saved nearly 800 lives.