Women in Pakistan are trying to break free from the shackles of patriarchy and make their mark in the world. In the last few years, there have been a few women every year who would do something extraordinary and be recognized World Wide. We are Proud of all those women, and others who do great every day and are not recognized. This year 3 Pakistani Women have made it to the BBC 100 Women 2021 list and we couldn’t be happier.
Seeing that this year is coming to an end, we looked up at the accomplishments of all the great women in the year 2021 and found that three women were featured in the British Broadcasting Corporation BBC are Pakistani. They are as follows:
- Malala Yousafzai:
Malala Yousafzai is one of the biggest and brightest faces of Pakistan. She is a true inspiration because she stands up in the face of all that life has thrown her way. She is also a Nobel Peace Prize Winner, which is a huge achievement in itself!
Malala is constantly in the news all over the world, and it is no shock that she has helped and worked towards the education of thousands of young girls around the world. And she does all that she can to make us Proud! For this, we are thankful to her and wish her all the best. And we want to congratulate you on making it to the top 100 women on BBC.
- Laila Haidari:
Laila Haidari a woman with familial roots in Afghanistan, was born as a refugee in Pakistan. She has been known for her views and activism on women’s rights. Laila was also a child bride and was married at the age of 12.
She started her drugs rehabilitation center with her own money and has helped 6400 Afghans since 2010. She opened up her restaurant, which was shut down after the fall of Kabul. The place was run by recovering addicts.
- Abia Akram:
Abia Akram started her very own talent exchange program when she was still a student. She was also a part of the disability movement. She is named as an influential woman on BBC 2021 because she is constantly working for the development of disabled women.
Currently, she is working to include disability in the UN 2030’s agenda. She is also the first Pakistani disabled person who gets the Chevening Scholarship.
There are just three of many notable names who have worked to make Pakistan proud! We want to thank all the women out there for all the things that they do, and wish them all the best! To all the wonderful women of Pakistan, we here at Neemopani promises to do everything and anything we can to make help you make your dreams come true!