Pakistan for Women


Stories of Women Who Have Achieved Something Extraordinary

by Maliha Abidi

Pakistan for Women portraits

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.

Portraits Include:

Malala Yousafzai: Activist, youngest recipient of the Nobel peace prize

Malala Yousafzai portrait

Samina Baig: First Pakistani woman to climb Mount Everest

Samina Baig portrait

Asma Jahangir: Activist, feminist, United Nations human rights award winner

Asma Jahangir portrait

Noor Jehan: Queen of Melody

Noor Jehan portrait

To follow her journey and read more about Maliha and her work, visit these links: