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

Guinea: Rainatou Sow

Founder and executive director of Make Every Women Count Rainatou Sow was named last year's "inspirational woman" by the British group Women4Africa and one of 20 youngest power women in Africa by Forbes. The Guinean activist launched the organization to better monitor women’s rights in every African nation.

(Photo: Make Every Woman Count)

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