Nigeria’s Aisha Yesufu and Uyaiedu Ikpe-Etim have made BBC’s 100 ladies checklist for 2020.
The BBC 100 Women list seeks to rejoice 100 inspiring and influential ladies and leaders from over 60 nations world wide.
The 2020 checklist highlights ladies who’re “main change and making a distinction throughout these turbulent occasions.” Additionally, “in a rare yr – when numerous ladies world wide have made sacrifices to assist others – one title on the 100 Girls checklist has been left clean as a tribute.” in response to BBC.
The BBC’s 100 Girls group drew up a shortlist primarily based on names gathered by them and instructed by the BBC’s community of World Service languages groups. We have been on the lookout for candidates who had made the headlines or influenced essential tales over the previous 12 months, in addition to those that have inspiring tales to inform, achieved one thing vital or influenced their societies in ways in which wouldn’t essentially make the information. The pool of names was then assessed towards this yr’s theme – ladies who led change – and measured for regional illustration and due impartiality, earlier than the ultimate names have been chosen.
The checklist contains
Nigerians on the checklist embody:
Aisha Yesufu – Activist, Nigerian
Aisha is an activist who’s actively demanding good governance and accountability in her nation. A co-convener of the Convey Again Our Ladies marketing campaign and a outstanding participant within the #EndSars protests.
Uyaiedu is a feminist film-maker, director and LGBTQ+ activist, who has dedicated herself to creating tales about marginalised teams in Nigeria.
Her movie “Ifẹ́” highlights the cruel, homophobic realities of her nation.
Different Africans on the checklist embody:
Angelique is a four-time Grammy award winner who advocates on behalf of youngsters as a Unicef ambassador, and thru her personal charitable basis, Batonga, which helps the schooling of younger ladies in Africa.
Jemimah is obsessed with preventive medication, particularly in maternal and youngster well being. Through the COVID-19 Pandemic, she supplied an answer to the delay of entry to well being care because of restricted transport choices – licensed autos, taking ladies from their properties to the hospital. This led to Wheels for Life – a free ambulance service.
Vanessa Nakate – Local weather activist, Uganda.
Vanessa is the founding father of the Africa-based Rise Up Motion the place she campaigns internationally to focus on the results of local weather change in Africa.
Ethel Nakimuli-Mpungu – A psychiatrist and senior lecturer at Makerere College, Uganda.
Ethel works in the direction of making remedy extra culturally applicable, notably for folks dwelling with HIV and melancholy.
Douce is the founding father of Uwezo Afrika Initiative, a non-profit enterprise selling ladies’s empowerment by journalism, job coaching and social entrepreneurship.
Bulelwa has been showered with awards and is having fun with a profitable profession within the music business – however she has additionally used her platform to talk out about violence towards ladies in South Africa, one thing she revealed has occurred to her.
Josina is a long-standing defender of human rights, born right into a legacy of activism. She is fiercely passionate in her life’s calling to advance ladies’s rights.
Ishtar is a feminist, activist and self-proclaimed “troublemaker”. who collaborates with social-justice organisations, actions and networks world wide, offering the help wanted to strengthen their approaches to human rights-advocacy.
Ishtar additionally performed a serious function within the Free the Vaccine marketing campaign, engineered by the Heart for Inventive Activism and Universities Allied for Important Medicines (UAEM) this yr.
Mulenga co-founded the Zambian Girls’s Historical past Museum, lauded in 2020 for marking Zambian ladies’s contribution to their nation.