These Muslims feature in BBC’s 100 Women of 2020


These Muslims feature in BBC’s 100 Women of 2020

At difficult times of COVID-19 pandemic, success stories provide a source of inspiration spreading hopes for a better future. Now more than ever, the success stories of Muslim women around the world are very important in a bid to shatter damaging stereotypes and misconceptions. As the curtains of 2020 draws to a close, the BBC has revealed its list of 100 influential women from around the world for 2020; it’s very inspiring to see many Muslim women featured on the list. Below are some of these women:

– Bilkis, India, Protest leader

– Sarah Al-Amiri, UAE, Minister for Advanced Technologies

– Somaya Faruqi, Afghanistan, Robotics team leader

– Iman Ghaleb Al-Hamli, Yemen, Microgrid manager

– Safaa Kumari, Syria, Plant virologist

On the BBC list are many other Muslim women who are making positive contributions or aspiring to make changes in their communities. The list includes, Aisha Yesufu, a Nigerian activist demanding good governance in her country, Waad al-Kateab a Syrian activist, journalist and award-winning film-maker, and Ubah Ali, a co-founder of Solace for Somaliland Girls. Also Ilwad Elman, a young female leader at the forefront of the Somali peace process, Muyesser Abdul’ehed a Uighur Muslim poet who goes by her pen name, Hendan, activist Afghani Laleh Osmany the leader of the WhereIsMyName campaign, and Indonesian activist Febfi Setyawati.


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