Angola 1975 Bangladesh 1972 Belgium 1919 Canada 1917 China 1949 Egypt 1956 France 1944 India 1950 Iceland 1915 Malaysia 1957 Mexico 1947 New Zealand 1893 Russia 1918 South Africa 1930 Sweden 1861 Thailand 1932 Ukraine 1919 United States 1920 Yemen 1967
1977 Canadian law prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex or marital status. 1979 Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female Prime Minister of Great Britain. 1988 Benazir Bhutto becomes Prime Minister of Pakistan. She is the first woman leader of a Muslim country in the modern world. 1989 Canadian women gain access to all combat posts in the military (except Submarine duty). 1973 The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Roe vs. Wade that a woman has a constitutional right to abortion.
Angela Merkel | 1954 - Chancellor of Germany Physical Chemist European Council
Diana, Princess of Wales | 1961 - 1997 Activist for anti-personnel landmines AIDS activist Rebel
Hillary Rodham Clinton | 1947 - Secretary of State Senator First Lady Candidate for Democratic Presidential Nomination Advocate for Health, Women & Children Lawyer Scandal Survivor