There are many inspirational Asian women in the past and present, but we hear little of them and they are rarely celebrated. Because we believe more women should be celebrated for their achievements and minority women are particularly overlooked, here are 7 of the most inspirational Asian women.
1. Malala Yousafzai
The most famous of current inspirational Asian women is also, incredibly, the youngest, at just 16 years of age. Malala became a worldwide celebrity when she was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012, on the school bus. She was targeted because she detailed her life under Taliban rule and campaigned for education for girls in a country where only 12% of women and girls are literate. She was nominated for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize and will no doubt go on to many great things.