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Women empowerment

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Women empowerment

  2. 2. Malala Yousafzai  Born: 12th July, 1997  Nationality: Pakistani  Occupation: Student, humanitarian, former blogger for BBC urdu ABOUT MALALA:  Activist for female education  Known mainly for human rights advocacy for education and for women in her native Swat Valley in the KPK province of Pakistan  Went against the local Taliban who at times banned girls from attending school to provide education to the young girls
  3. 3. Malala Yousafzai (CONT’D) PUBLIC APPEARENCES:  Spoke before the United Nations in July-2013 and met Queen Elizabeth II in Buckingham Palace  Spoke at Harvard University in Sept-2013  Met the US President and his family in Oct-2013 and confronted him on the use of drone strikes in Pakistan  Addressed the Oxford union in Dec-2013  Spoke at the Girl Summit at London, advocating for rights for girls, in July- 2014  Donated $50,000 through the UNRWA to help rebuild 65 schools in Gaza, in Oct-2014
  4. 4. Malala Yousafzai (CONT’D) WORKS:  Co-wrote a Novel, “I AM MALALA: The story of the girl who stood for education and was shot by the Taliban”, with British journalist Christina Lamb AWARDS AND HONOURS:  Youngest ever Nobel prize laureate  Received the World Children’s Prize for the rights of children in Mariefred, Sweden  National Youth peace price  Anne Frank Award for Moral courage  Sitara-e-Shujaat, Pakistan’s third highest civilian bravery award
  5. 5. Malala Yousafzai (CONT’D)  Mother Teresa award for social Justice  Rome prize for peace and humanitarian action  International children’s peace prize, KidsRights  And Many others
  6. 6. Ayesha Farooq  Born: 24th August, 1987  Nationality: Pakistani  Occupation: Flight Lieutenant ABOUT AYESHA:  One of the five women who have become pilots in the Pakistan Air Force  First of six female fighter pilots in the force to pass the final exams to qualify for the battle  Flying missions in a Chinese-made F7PG fighter jet  Pakistan’s only female war-ready fighter pilot right now
  7. 7. Dr Ruth Pfau  Born: 9th September, 1929  Nationality: German-Pakistani  Occupation: Doctor (Fighting leprosy in Pakistan) ABOUT Dr. Ruth:  Member of the society of daughters of the heart of Mary  Devoted the last 50 years of her life to fighting leprosy in Pakistan  Started with medical treatment for the leprosy patients in a hut in a slum quarter on McLeod Road, Karachi  Collected donations in Germany and Pakistan and cooperated with hospitals in Rawalpindi and Karachi, Paksitan
  8. 8. Dr Ruth Pfau(CONT’D)  Awarded Pakistani citizenship in 1988 due to her outstanding contributions AWARDS AND HONOURS:  Civilian award at President’s House on 23rd March, 1989  Hilal-i-Pakistan  Nishan-i-Quaid-e-Azam  Order of Merit, Germany  Ramon Magsaysay Award  Doctor of Science, Honoris causa, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
  9. 9. Oprah Winfrey  Born: 29th January, 1954  Nationality: American  Occupation: Former host of ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’, Chairwoman and CEO of Harpo Productions, Chairwoman, CEO and CCO of the Oprah Winfrey network, Actress and Author ABOUT OPRAH:  Ranked the richest African-American of the 20th century  Greatest black philanthropist in American history  North American’s only black billionaire  Born into poverty in rural Mississippi to a teenage single mother
  10. 10. Oprah Winfrey(CONT’D)  By 2012, she had given away about $400 million to educational causes  Donated $12 million to Smithsonian’s national museum of African American history and culture  Created the Oprah’s Angel Network, a charity that supported charitable projects and provided grants to nonprofit organizations around the world  Personally gave $10 million to the hurricane katrina
  11. 11. Oprah Winfrey(CONT’D) AWARDS AND HONOURS:  Lifetime achievement award  Bob Hope humanitarian award  Roger Horchow award for greatest public service by a private citizen  Presidential medal of freedom  Jean Hersholt humanitarian  And many others
  12. 12. Lubna Khalid Al Qasimi  Born: 4th February, 1962  Nationality: Emirati  Occupation: Minister for Foreign Trade, UAE and former Minister of economic and planning, UAE ABOUT LUBNA KHALID AL QASIMI:  Holds the distinction of being the first woman to hold a ministerial post in the UAE  Member of the ruling family of Sharjah  In March 2014, she was appointed President of Zayed University
  13. 13. Lubna Khalid Al Qasimi(CONT’D)  Listed as the 42nd most powerful woman in the world by Forbes  Sits on various boards at organizations aside from responsibilities as Minister of Foreign trade AWARDS AND HONOURS:  Honorary doctorate of science from California State University, Chico.  ITP Best personal achievement award  Datamatix IT woman of the year  Datamatix outstanding contribution  World summit award for tejari.com  And Many others
  14. 14. Gulalai Ismail  Born: 1986  Nationality: Pakistani  Occupation: Human rights activist and chairperson of Aware Girls ABOUT GULALAI:  Established the organisation Aware Girls in 2002, aiming to challenge the culture of violence and the oppression of women in the KPK province, Pakistan  Chairing Ismail set up the seeds of peace network, founded in 2010  The network is training young people in human rights and political leadership and encouraging the participation of women in Politics in Pakistan
  15. 15. Gulalai Ismail(CONT’D) AWARD AND HONOURS:  YouthActionNet fellowship  2013 Democracy award from the National endowment for democracy  Acknowledged as one of the 100 leading global thinkers of 2013 by foreign policy magazine  Board member of the women’s global network on reproductive rights (2010-12)  Awarded international humanist of the year by International Humanist and Ethical Union in Oxford, England
  16. 16. Anne Frank Late  Born: 12th June, 1929  Nationality: German until 1941, Stateless from 1941  Occupation: Diarist and writer ABOUT ANNE FRANK:  One of the most discussed Jewish victims of the holocaust  Her wartime diary “The dairy of a young girl” has been the basis for several plays and films  The diary documents her experiences hiding during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II
  17. 17. Anne Frank Late (CONT’D) AWARDS AND HONOURS:  Anne Frank Centre, a not-for-profit educational organization, has been set up in the U.S  Anne Frank Humanitarian award was introduced which honors outstanding humanitarian efforts by high-school juniors  Anne Frank prize, a literary award, was introduced

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