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13 quotes that truly moved us in 2019

Words are powerful tools – they can start movements, light up the darkest of days, and they can even change the world. Some of them you will never forget.

These are our 13 favourite quotes of the year. Words worth sharing, that made us stop and look up, gave us new understanding, and most importantly, gave us hope for a better future for everyone.

1. For every girl 

Zahra Al Hilaly, Australian Red Cross youth member at a global Red Cross conference tackling barriers facing women in leadership

2. Technology and humanity

Judy Slatyer, Australian Red Cross Chief Executive Officer

3. The time is now

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent President Francesco Rocca

4. We're stronger together

New Zealand Red Cross in the wake of the Christchurch terror attack

5. Empowering humankind

Bec Manson, Australian Red Cross caseworker

6. Stories we can't forget

Adnan Kurtagic, a Bosnia and Herzegovina Red Cross Society migrant camp volunteer

7. Drought-hit farmers

Sue Strahorn, one of the many Australian farmers affected by the ongoing drought

8. There's always humanity

Ross Pinney, Australian Red Cross Board President

9. Celebrating an ancient culture

Ben Clark, Australian Red Cross Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Project Lead for Victoria, on the historic decision to protect a cultural icon by closing climbing on Uluru

10. Haunted by the empty spaces

Francesco Rocca, President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross

11. Everyone deserves to succeed

Janine O’Toole, Australian Red Cross caseworker

12. For humanity in war

Yvette Zegenhagen, Head of International Humanitarian Law, Australian Red Cross

13. Heart, mind and soul

Asho, who volunteers at our Ceduna community hub in South Australia

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