3 Inspirational Pakistani Women, Who Made It To BBC’s 100 Women’s List

BBC just revealed its 100 women list for the year. The list has the names of three strong women from Pakistan on it among others.

BBC’s 100 women list features women from around the globe. The women are included based on their efforts in activism. Numerous women from all over the world were featured on the list. The categories were: Entertainment and Sports, Culture and Education, Science and Health along with Politics and Activism.

Malala Yousafzai, is one of the most prominent names on the list and she needs no introduction. However, there are 2 more Pakistani women who were featured on the list this year. While we all know the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, the other two strong winners are not known by many. The other two bright names in the list are Abia Akram And Laila Haidari.

3 Inspirational Pakistani Women, Who Made It To BBC's 100 Women's List

Laila Haidari is known for her initiative, ‘Mother Camp.’ On the other hand, Abia Akram is a disabled leader.

Here’s all you need to know about the two.

Laila Haidari

3 Inspirational Pakistani Women, Who Made It To BBC's 100 Women's List

Laila is the founder of Mother Camp which is Kabul’s drug rehabilitation center. She grew up as a refugee as her family is originally from Bamyan. With this center, Haidari has successfully helped up to 6,400 Afghans. She established the camp with her own savings.

Other than this, she is also a staunch advocate of women’s rights. Haidari is a source of pride for the whole nation.

Abia Akram

3 Inspirational Pakistani Women, Who Made It To BBC's 100 Women's List

Abia is an activist for the disability movement. She started the Special Talent Exchange Program in 1997. Moreover, she is also the first-ever Pakistani woman to be nominated as co-ordinator for the Commonwealth Young Disabled People’s Forum.

Akram is also making efforts to include disability in the UN 2030 agenda.

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