Equality for All: Eight Foreign Women’s Equality Activists to Know

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  • Iran: Shirin Ebadi
  • Puerto Rico: Luisa Capetillo
  • Egypt: Doria Shafik
  • Pakistan: Malala Yousafzai
  • Guinea: Rainatou Sow
  • Working for Women's Rights
  • Egypt: Nawal el-Saadawi
  • New Zealand: Kate Sheppard
  • Liberia: Leymah Gbowee

Egypt: Doria Shafik

Doria Shafik was one of the leaders of the Egypt’s women’s liberation movement in the early 1950s. Her role as a freedom fighter against British colonization and champion of women’s suffrage positioned her as a global icon.

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