These women are being recognized for their “exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for peace, justice, human rights, gender equality and women’s empowerment, often at great personal risk.”
So how does a pop star from Ukraine make the list?
These days, Ruslana sings with the protesters in Kiev’s Independence Square.
"I think of myself as a volunteer ... showing people that we need to be here because there is no other way,” she said to Reuters in December. "Russia is our past, Europe must be our future," she explained.