Monday, September 13, 2010

Strong Women - Benazir Bhutto

Benazir Bhutto
Date of birth: June 21, 1953
Date of death: December 27, 2007, assassinated on a second attempt.

Benazir Bhutto was born in Karachi, Pakistan to a prominent political family. At age 16 she left her homeland to study at Harvard's Radcliffe College. After completing her undergraduate degree at Radcliffe she studied at England's Oxford University, where she was awarded a second degree in 1977.

Benazir Bhutto is one of the strongest women I have seen in my life time.  She believed she could become the Prime Minister of Pakistan and she served her country twice.

From Wikipidia: During the election campaigns the Bhutto government voiced its concern for women's social and health issues, including the issue of discrimination against women. Bhutto announced plans to establish women's police stations, courts, and women development banks. Despite these plans, Bhutto did not propose any legislation to improve welfare services for women. She promised to repeal controversial laws that curtail the rights of women in Pakistan.
Bhutto was an active and founding member of the Council of Women World Leaders, a network of current and former prime ministers and presidents.  Indeed, she was a strong woman.


Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Wasn't she beautiful! Such a shame she was assassinated.


krys kirkpatrick said...

A wonderful tribute to an amazing woman. It makes you wonder about the did they instill in their daughter the capacity to believe she could change the culture and bias of her country. God bless caring, loving and encouraging parents of such amazing people.

Christina said...

she was always an inspiration to me.