Mother of the Nation
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The following women are still often called the "Mother" of their respective nations.
|Name||Nation||Title (native)||Title (translation)||Notes|
|Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib
||Bangladesh||Jatira Maa (জাতীর মা)||Mother of the Nation||Wife of the Founder of Bangladesh, and current Mother of the Prime Minister of Bangladesh.|
||Canada||N/A||Mother of the Nation||A Canadian educational reformer and administrator who founded the international women's organization known as the Women's Institute. She is also credited with National Council of Women of Canada.|
(Nightingale of India)
|India||In most Indian languages:
|Mother of the Nation||This title was not an official title and has no records in the National Archives of India. Indian constitution (Art. 18) prohibits the State from conferring any titles.|
|Dame Whina Cooper
||New Zealand||Te Whaea o te Motu||Mother of the Nation||She was elected first president of the new Maori Women's Welfare League.|
|Miss. Fatima Jinnah
||Pakistan||Mādar-e Millat (مادرملت یعنی قوم کی ماں) & Khātūn-e Pākistān (Urdu: — "Lady of Pakistan") (خاتونِ پاکستان)||Mother of the Nation/Leader of Pakistani Women Rights||Stateswoman and Sister of the founder of Pakistan, leading member of the Muslim League and Campaigned for first Presidential elections of Pakistan in 1964, with the support of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan.|
||South Africa||Moeder van die nasie||Mother of the Nation||Late Wife of First President of post-apartheid South Africa, A member of the (ANC) political party, she served on the ANC's National Executive Committee and headed its Women's League.|
|Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother
||United Kingdom||Late Mother of War Time||Mother of the Nation, The Queen Mother||First native Queen of Consort since the Tudor Times.|
|Abigail Smith Adams
||United States||First Lady||Mother of the Nation.||She is famous for her early advocacy of several divisive causes, including women’s rights, female education and the Abolition of slavery.|
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References[change | change source]
- "Cabinet Pays Homage to Bangladesh's Founding President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman". New Age. Archived from the original on 22 December 2015. Retrieved 9 December 2015.
- "Constitution of India". Ministry of Law and Justice (Legislative Department). GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF LAW AND JUSTICE (LEGISLATIVE DEPARTMENT). Archived from the original on 2015-02-23. Retrieved 23 August 2016.
- Ahmed, Akbar S. (1997). Jinnah, Pakistan and Islamic Identity: The Search for Saladin. Routledge. p. 12. ISBN 0-415-14965-7. Retrieved 2016-09-14 – via The New York Times.
Fatima is known as the Madr-e-Millat, Mother of the Nation, in Pakistan
- "Nelson Mandela International Day, July 18, For Freedom, Justice and Democracy". Un.org. Retrieved 2013-03-22.