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.
Benazir Bhutto: the first woman in #Pakistan to head a major political party. In 1988, she became the first woman elected to lead a Muslim stateand was also Pakistan's first (and thus far, only) female prime minister. Noted for her charismatic authority and political astuteness, Benazir drove initiatives for Pakistan's economy and national security, and she implemented social capitalist policies for industrial development and growth. Her assassination sent Pakistan into crisis
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.
Meet Hawa Abdi. A woman who has never raised her fist in anger against another human being, but also one who could perform three C-sections on dirt-poor women, wash her hands, then go straight outside, stare down an army of gun-toting hardcore fanatical Somali militiamen, and with four words send them running for their lives on a light-speed rainbow of shame and self-loathing without even blinking. A woman once appropriately described once as “one part Mother Teresa, one part Rambo.”
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."
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.