Meryl Streep's Awesome Move To Fight Ageism In Hollywood

April 22, 2015 4:07 PM

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Meryl Streep's Awesome Move To Fight Ageism In Hollywood

Who: Dr. Hawa Abdi (65) Why: The Nobel Prize committee doesn't go around nominating just anyone for a Peace Prize. Dr. Abdi's NGO -- Dr. Hawa Abdi Foundation, which she runs with her two physician daughters -- was one of the first to open in war-torn Somalia, and has provided health care, services and education to more than 90,000 people in a country still divided by clan lines for more than two decades. The OB-GYN is a champion of women: she runs a program that discourages female genital mutilation and runs a small prison for men who beat their wives, The New York Times reports.

Who: Oprah Winfrey (58) Why: Oh Oprah, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways ... besides being "arguably the world's most powerful woman," according to TIME, Oprah has a philanthropic compulsion to match her monetary earnings. Through her Angel Network and Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy, she ...

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