Asma Jahangir (1952-2018)
The fearless and self-motivated activist of Pakistan tirelessly fought against corruption, domestic violence, and extremism. She was a source of inspiration to a mass of women who wanted to become lawyers, a pillar of justice and women equality. The lawyer was among the Women Action Forum leaders as well as a founder of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan.
Qui Jin (1875-1907)
“Woman Knight of Mirror Lake,” as she was known in the 19th century was a woman of her standard of activism. She went through abuse and backlash with the ruling dynasty for propagating women issues in China.
She was an excellent author of poems which she used to express her concerns and elevate powerful feminist women in history.
Corazon Aquino (1939-2009)
Following the death of her husband in 1983, Aquino upheld the zeal to get Fernando Marcos out of power. She vied for the presidency which Marcos declared himself a winner despite Aquino’s victory.
Aquino led a two million demonstration called the Peoples Power Revolution which included the military, politicians, religious leaders and the civilians. Finally, she ousted Marcos out of power.
Malala Yousafzai (1997)
Malala came face to face with death in 2012 for her unrelentless urge of supporting the girl-child education in Pakistan against the will of the Taliban who had taken control of her village. She underwent a costly surgery. In 2014, she became the first youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize award. She is currently studying at Oxford University.
Raden Kartini (1879-1904)
Raden was born in Indonesia in the pre-feminist era. She was the first woman to establish a school that would take care of all the pupil’s needs without discrimination. She wrote many letters to the Turkish rule over the liberation of the women on Indonesia and empowering them all the same.
She propagated for the amendments of the law to accommodate the women in more productive and value-adding sections.