World's 11 Powerful Women 2017 According to New York Times
New York Times recently published list titled ‘11 Powerful Women We Met Around the World in 2017’, sought to detail the lives of people across the world who have “led interesting lives and done extraordinary things, or perhaps recently gone through a remarkable experience,”.
Here's the full list:
- Manal El Sharif (Saudi Arabia)
Manal al-Sharif is best known for challenging laws and mores that keep women down in her native country.
2. Emma Morano (Italy)
Emma Morano’s singular achievement in life may have been perseverance. She lived for 117 years, crediting her longevity to raw eggs and her lack of a husband. She died on April 15.
3. Margot Wallstrom (Sweden)
As foreign minister, Margot Wallstrom, who broke free from a violent relationship in her 20s, is challenging assumptions in a traditionally male sphere.
4. Henda Ayari (France)
Henda Ayari created a storm when she denounced radical Islam. Now, inspired by the #MeToo campaign, she has accused an Oxford professor of rape.
5. Olive Yang (Myanmar)
Born to royalty in Burma (Myanmar now), Olive Yang, who died on July 31, rejected her birthright to become a cross-dressing warlord and opium trafficker.
6. Asli Erdogan (Turkey)
Asli Erdogan, a novelist of the “dark, pessimistic,” is struggling to process her own grim experience: months in prison.
7. Letizia Battlagia (Italy)
Letizia Battaglia chronicled Palermo’s Mafia wars in the 1970s and ’80s for a local newspaper. Now, her images appear in museums and retrospectives.
8. Sinta Nuriyah (Indonesia)
Sinta Nuriyah carries forth her family’s campaign in Indonesia, holding interfaith events and establishing a network of progressive Islamic boarding schools for girls.
9. Yu Xiuhua (China)
Yu Xiuhua, born with cerebral palsy, lived a quiet village life. She is now a literary sensation whose vivid, erotic poems are “stained with blood.”
10. Alice Schwarzer (German)
Alice Schwarzer, who has battled for women’s rights for years, is stunned that “an old-school sexist” like Donald J. Trump could win the United States presidency.
11. Maryam Sharif (Pakistan)
She had recently emerged as the right hand of her father, the former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. But corruption charges are clouding her rapid rise.
Source : New York Times
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