I have always maintained that no nation can ever be worthy of its existence that cannot take with them their women. No struggle can ever succeed without women ever participating side by side with men. There are two powers in the world. One is represented by the sword and the other by the pen. There is a great competition and rivalry between the two. There is a third power stronger than both. That is the woman.
Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s address to the Jinnah Islamia College for Women, Lahore, 25 March 1940