Malala, Sharmeen Obaid hailed as Women of Impact

Source: Published in Current Affairs on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Pakistani education activist Malala Yousufzai and filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy made it to The New York Time's Women of Impact list this month, as the Times' celebrated 50 women who have made the biggest difference in the world over the last year.

They're in good company — the list includes US Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, lawyer Amal Clooney, filmmaker Leslee Udwin of India's Daughter fame, Angelina Jolie, E.L. James, Samantha Power, Angela Merkel, Jennifer Lawrence and more.

Malala, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, takes the 36th spot, followed by Sharmeen Obaid at number 48. The Times describes Malala as "continuing her fight for children's rights and girls' education across the globe, all the while pursuing her own high school education in the UK."

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy's most recent film Song of Lahore received a standing ovation at the Tribeca Film Festival.

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