Djamila Bouhired, leading Algerian heroine and revolutionary. She fought in the war of national liberation (1954–1962) and has worked as a vocal activist in the movement for women’s rights in independent Algeria.
Emma Goldman, U.S. anarchist, feminist, compelling advocate of free speech, the eight-hour work day, and birth control, was arrested in New York City on Feb. 11, 1916, just prior to giving another public lecture on family planning. She was charged with violating the Comstock Act, an 1873 statute banning transportation of "obscene" matter through the mails or across state lines. At the time, federal courts interpreted the statute as prohibiting distribution of contraception information.
Queen Sylvia Nagginda of Buganda (Uganda) the 1st queen in Buganda’s history to have a public role. In 2000, she founded the Nnabagereka Development Foundation (NDF), through which many of the activities she is involved are coordinated. she asserted that “an educated girl makes up a good mother, a good woman, and a good leader in future”. It is no surprise she was first choice for patron of the Makerere University Female Scholarship Foundation (FSF), when it was launched in November 2010.