Benazir Bhutto

Benazir Bhutto 1953 - 2007 Benazir Bhutto was the first female prime minister of a Muslim country. She helped to move Pakistan from a dictatorship to democracy, becoming Prime Minister in 1988. She sought to implement social reforms, in particular helping women and the poor. She was assassinated in 2007.

Mukhtar Mai is a Pakistani woman who, after being gang-raped, was expected to commit suicide. Instead, she prosecuted her attackers and used compensation money to start schools, a women's shelter and an organization to support women from around Pakistan. There is a chapter dedicated to telling her story in "Half the Sky."

Tawakkol Karman (Yemen) - Nobel Peace Prize 2011 Nobel Peace Prize 2011 "for non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women's rights to full participation in peace-building work"

Malala Yousufzai An 11-year old girl who had the strength to rise against the Taliban. She wrote about Taliban banning girls' schools in Pakistan's picturesque Swat Valley. She was awarded the National Peace prize and was nominated for the International Children's peace prize.

Mohenjo Daro in Pakistan is one of the oldest cities on the planet.

Captain Ayesha Rabia Naveed ( First Pilot of P.I.A ) - graduate of Kinnard College For Women, is the first pilot of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). On October 21, 2005, she became the first female captain in the history of Pakistan when she had been with PIA 15 years and had over 6000 flying hours behind her. Source: Creatives of Pakistan, Facebook Page

Lepa Svetozara Radić (1925–1943) was a partisan executed at the age of 17 for shooting at German soldiers during WW2. As her captors tied the noose around her neck, they offered her a way out of the gallows by revealing her comrades and leaders identities. She responded that she was not a traitor to her people and they would reveal themselves when they avenged her death. She was the youngest winner of the Order of the People's Hero of Yugoslavia, awarded in 1951.

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To be a Prime Minister and a woman, in an Islamic country- is the hardest job ever. Benazir Bhutto successfully played her role as the First Woman Prime Minister of Pakistan.

Benazir Bhutto - Pakistan - 2007: Benazir Bhutto was the first female Prime Minister of a Muslim country. She served from 1988-1990 and 1993-1996. She founded the Pakistan Peoples' Party (PPP) and was running for Parliament again in 2008, when she was suddenly assassinated.

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Martin Luther King with his mentor Ghandi. I love this picture, deep thinkers and peaceful protesters. And now there is a black president in America.

Benazir Bhutto “The government I led gave ordinary people peace, security, dignity and opportunity to progress.” The first woman elected to lead a Muslim state and twice elected Prime Minister of Pakistan. Bhutto fought for freedom, democracy and equality until her assassination in 2007.