Pakistan for Women is a book telling more than 50 real stories of amazing Pakistani women who have achieved something extraordinary while making a difference.
This book was conceived of, written, and illustrated by Maliha Abidi, an artist originally from Karachi who is currently a medical neuroscience student at the University of Sussex. It is the first book of its kind in Pakistan, and showcases portraits of each woman alongside their stories. It celebrates women from all walks of life and is designed to inspire girls and help them understand the importance of female empowerment through these stories.
This book consists of true stories of women, from mountaineers to astrophysicists to educators. It advocates for the idea that if these Pakistani women can achieve their dreams through hard work and dedication, so can all the girls reading their stories. These women are Nobel prize winners, are given "Pride of Pakistan" acknowledgment, hold gold and silver medals, and have been known around the world for their incredible work and talents.
Malala Yousafzai: Activist, youngest recipient of the Nobel peace prize
Samina Baig: First Pakistani woman to climb Mount Everest
Asma Jahangir: Activist, feminist, United Nations human rights award winner
Noor Jehan: Queen of Melody
To follow her journey and read more about Maliha and her work, visit these links: