Nigerian human right activist, Aisha Yesufu has been named alongside 98 others as BBC’s 100 women of the year 2020.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has revealed that this year 100 Women highlights those who are leading change and making a difference during these turbulent times.
The list also includes Sanna Marin, who leads Finland’s all-female coalition government, Michelle Yeoh, star of the new Avatar and Marvel films and Sarah Gilbert, who heads the Oxford University research into a coronavirus vaccine, as well as Jane Fonda, a climate activist and actress.
The list identified a total of 99 women from all over the world who have and are still making significant impact in their various country and in the world at large.
The list however left a space open to acknowledge the work of countless of women around the world who have made a sacrifice to help others, and to remember those who have lost their lives while making a difference.
“In an extraordinary year, when countless women around the world have made a sacrifice to help others, the first place on the list is left open to acknowledge their work and to remember those who have lost their lives while making a difference.”
“Though BBC 100 Women cannot name every woman across the globe who has made a contribution, this space is designed to allow you to think of the people who have had an impact on you, over the course of 2020.”