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

Pakistan: Malala Yousafzai

As an adolescent living in a town where girls were banned from attending school, Malala Yousafzai advocated education for girls in a blog anonymously for BBC and in a New York Times documentary. Despite being shot in the head in 2012 in an assassination attempt by the Taliban in 2012, the 16-year-old Nobel Peace Prize nominee continues to speak internationally on the importance of access to education.

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