BBC 100 Women 2020: The stories of people’s success are beneficial for spreading hopes for a better future during the tough times of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nowadays, it is essential to spread more success stories of Muslim women to end misconceptions and damaging stereotypes.
As 2020 is about to end, the list of 100 influencing women worldwide has been revealed by the BBC. Muslim women are also a part of that list, which is very inspiring to see. Here down below are some women mentioned.
An Indian Muslim woman who is 82 years old named Bilkis belonging from New Delhi. She took part in protests against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act with a group of women.
In the United Arab Emirates cabinet, The Minister of State for advanced Technology is Sarah Al-Amiri. She controls the UAE space agency.
The leader of Afghan all-girls robotics team Afghan Dreamers is Somaya Faruqi.
Somaya and her team decided to make low-cost ventilators for patients When the first case of Covid was announced in Afghanistan.
With the help of 10 women, Iman managed to create a solar microgrid which gives clean and low impact energy.
Safaa Kumari, a Syrian plant virologist, tries to find cures to epidemics that destroy crops. Syria goes through food insecurity, which makes the work more significant.
Full List of Muslim Women on BBC 100 Women 2020
- Houda Abouz
- Sarah Al-Amiri
- Waad al-Kateab
- Ubah Ali
- Nisreen Alwan
- Nadeen Ashraf
- Ilwad Elman
- Somaya Faruqi
- Iman Ghaleb Al-Hamli
- Gülsüm Kav
- Salsabila Khairunnisa
- Mahira Khan
- Safaa Kumari
- Hayat Mirshad
- Sania Nishtar
- Laleh Osmany
- Febfi Setyawati
- Nasrin Sotoudeh
- Rima Sultana Rimu
- Aisha Yesufu
As the list goes further, a Nigerian activist Aisha Yesufu who demands good governance in her country. A Syrian activist, journalist Waad al- Kataeb and also an award-winning filmmaker. Moreover, Ubah Ali, who is a co-founder of Solace for Somaliland Girls.
At the forefront of the Somali peace process is a young female leader named Ilwad Elman. Henden activist Afghani Laleh Osmany which is the leader of WhereIsMyName campaign moreover, Febfi Setyawati who is an Indonesian activist.