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The Dissident Matrix: Tweets From Underground

As the U.N. General Assembly kicks off, the world’s leading diplomats and dignitaries will converge in New York to debate high-level geopolitics and press their political agendas. Meanwhile, in many of their respective countries, abuses of human rights continue to take place. To honor the voices of those unafraid to speak truth to power, The Daily Beast and Women in the World are spotlighting leading female activists and dissidents who have tirelessly pressed their governments to allow free speech, safeguard women’s rights, and protect the vulnerable—often, via their outspoken Twitter feeds. Now, for the first time in one place, read their tweets below, and follow them.