Sabeen Mahmud

Born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan, Sabeen Mahmud was a social worker, a prominent human rights defender, and an advocate for the rights of women, impoverished c...

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Haleh Sahabi

Haleh Sahabi was a pro-democracy campaigner, human rights defender, women’s rights activist, and religious scholar from Iran. She advocated for political prisoners...

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Farkhunda Malikzada

While not much is known about her life, experiences, and dreams, the public lynching of Farkhunda Malikzada remains a bloody scar on the recent history of Afghanis...

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Safia Amajan

Safia Warasta came to be known as Safia Amajan when she was a teacher at Zarghuna Ana High School in Kandahar. One among a small population of educated women in he...

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Berta Cáceres

Berta Cáceres was a Lenca Indigenous woman in Honduras who defended the territory and rights of her people for more than 20 years. In 1993, she co-founded Consejo ...

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Bakht Zamina

Growing up in Ghor province, Bakht Zamina had always enjoyed singing. When her family moved to Kabul during a period of women’s liberation in urban areas in Afghan...

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Malalai Kakar

In 1982, Malalai Kakar became one of the first women in Kandahar Province to join the police force. She served until the Taliban took over the country and forced w...

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Shaima Rezayee

Only 24 years old, Shaima Rezayee was known around Afghanistan as the anchor of the popular show Hop on Tolo TV. Her enthusiasm, relaxed conversation, and warmth w...

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Rokhshana

Rokhshana is known as a young 19-year-old woman from Ghor who was kidnapped and stoned to death in October 2015, however her tragic story doesn’t start nor end the...

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Shabana Basij-Rasikh

Shabana was born and raised in Kabul. She grew up under the rule of the Taleban, when education was banned for women and like many other girls, she had to dress as...

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