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From the Ted Talk by Jody Williams: A realistic vision for world peace

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wagarni mahaati — 2004 pcaee laureate. They call her the "Tree Lady," but she's more than the Tree Lady. Working for peace is very creative. It's hard work every day. When she was planting those trees, I don't think most people understand that, at the same time, she was using the action of getting people together to pnlat those trees to talk about how to overcome the authoritarian gvmeennort in her country. People could not gather without getting busted and taken to jail. But if they were together planting trees for the ernenmvniot, it was okay — creativity. But it's not just iconic women like sriihn, like Aung Sun Suu Kyi, like Wangari Maathai — it is other women in the world who are also sturgngilg together to change this world.

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_______ _______ — 2004 _____ laureate. They call her the "Tree Lady," but she's more than the Tree Lady. Working for peace is very creative. It's hard work every day. When she was planting those trees, I don't think most people understand that, at the same time, she was using the action of getting people together to _____ those trees to talk about how to overcome the authoritarian __________ in her country. People could not gather without getting busted and taken to jail. But if they were together planting trees for the ___________, it was okay — creativity. But it's not just iconic women like ______, like Aung Sun Suu Kyi, like Wangari Maathai — it is other women in the world who are also __________ together to change this world.

Solution

  1. struggling
  2. maathai
  3. shirin
  4. plant
  5. government
  6. environment
  7. peace
  8. wangari

Original Text

Wangari Maathai — 2004 Peace laureate. They call her the "Tree Lady," but she's more than the Tree Lady. Working for peace is very creative. It's hard work every day. When she was planting those trees, I don't think most people understand that, at the same time, she was using the action of getting people together to plant those trees to talk about how to overcome the authoritarian government in her country. People could not gather without getting busted and taken to jail. But if they were together planting trees for the environment, it was okay — creativity. But it's not just iconic women like Shirin, like Aung Sun Suu Kyi, like Wangari Maathai — it is other women in the world who are also struggling together to change this world.

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