AKIPRESS.COM - BBC 100 Women has announced its list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2018.
19-year-old programmer student from Kyrgyzstan Alina Anisimova and 61-year-old university lecturer from Uzbekistan Leyla Belyalova have been included into the list.
Leyla is a university lecturer working to preserve Uzbekistan's mountain ecosystems and protect bird species, including raptors. Alina leads the Kyrgyz Girls' Space School, which aims to send the country's first satellite into space.
Ranging in age from 15 to 94, and from more than 60 countries, the BBC 100 Women list includes leaders, trailblazers and everyday heroes.