LONDON: The BBC has revealed a list of 100 inspiring and influential women from all over the globe for the year of 2020. The list highlights ‘those women who are leading change and making a difference during these turbulent times’.

The list includes various notable females from all walks of life, including Pakistani actress Mahira Khan, who BBC called ‘no ordinary actress’. It said that she is outspoken against sexual violence, refuses to endorse skin-lightening creams and supports the fight against racism. She wants to tackle social issues in her native Pakistan by changing the narrative in films and on TV.

It also noted her services as a national goodwill ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, raising awareness of the plight of Afghan refugees in Pakistan.

BBC said that in an extraordinary year, when countless women around the world have made sacrifices to help others, one name on the 100 Women list has been left blank as a tribute to all of them.