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List of famous female civil rights activists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female civil rights activists list contains the most prominent and top females known for being civil rights activists. There are thousand of females working as civil rights activists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic civil rights activists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a civil rights activist then the people below should give you inspiration.

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While this isn't a list of all female civil rights activists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female civil rights activists?" and "Who are the best female civil rights activists?"
Aung San Suu Kyi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Civil Rights Activists
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Aung San Suu Kyi AC is a Burmese opposition politician and chairperson of the National League for Democracy in Burma. In the 1990 general election, the NLD won 59% of the national votes and 81% of the seats in Parliament . She had, however, already been detained under house arrest before the elections. She remained under house arrest in Burma for almost 15 of the 21 years from 20 July 1989 until her most recent release on 13 November 2010, becoming one of the world's most prominent political prisoners. Suu Kyi received the Rafto Prize and the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in 1990 and the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991. In 1992 she was awarded the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 72

Birthplace: Yangon, Myanmar

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Kiran Bedi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Civil Rights Activists
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Kiran Bedi is an Indian politician, social activist, former tennis player and a retired police officer. Bedi joined the Indian Police Service in 1972, becoming its first woman officer. As a teenager, Bedi became the national junior tennis champion in 1966. Between 1965 and 1978, she won several titles at national and state-level championships. After joining IPS, Bedi served in Delhi, Goa and Mizoram. She started her career as a Deputy Commissioner of Police in Chanakyapuri area of Delhi, and won the President's Police Medal in 1979. Next, she moved to West Delhi, where she brought a reduction in crimes against women. Subsequently, as a traffic police officer, she oversaw traffic arrangements ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 68

Birthplace: Amritsar, Punjab, India, Eurasia, Amritsar district, + more

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Meena Keshwar Kamal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Civil Rights Activists
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Meena Keshwar Kamal, commonly known as Meena, was an Afghan revolutionary political activist, feminist, women's rights activist and founder of Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan, who was assassinated in 1987. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 31 (1956-1987)

Birthplace: Kabul, Afghanistan

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Asma Jahangir is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Civil Rights Activists
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Asma Jilani Jahangir is a Pakistani lawyer, an award winning human rights and democracy activist. Her work focuses on prevention of persecution of religious minorities, gender equality, and extremism. Jahangir is a founding member of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, and has served as Secretary-General and later Chairperson of the organization. On 27 October 2010, Jahangir was elected as President of Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan and played a prominent role in the Lawyers' Movement., the first woman to hold the position. She has co-chaired South Asia Forum for Human Rights and is the vice president of International Federation for Human Rights. She served as the United ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 66

Birthplace: Lahore, Pakistan, Eurasia, Punjab, Pakistan

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