The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) recently released its 2017 list, highlighting inspirational and innovative women from around the world. 

Three young Arab women - hailing from Morocco, Iraq, and Qatar - made it to the list. And apart from being truly inspirational, they're exceptionally young. 

All those on the list will take part in the channel's 100 Women Challenge, a project that aims to tackle major issues facing women. 

1. Chaima Lahsini (Morocco)

Moroccan journalist Chaima Lahsini is a feminist and human rights activist at just 24-years-old. 

Lahsini, who is from Rabat, led the sit-in following the sexual assault of a disabled woman on a public bus in Morocco earlier this year. 

She has been working for Morocco World News since Dec. 2016, covering women's rights, politics, and business. 

She is the only Moroccan who was asked to take part in the 100 Women Challenge. 

"I cannot express how incredibly honored to be among the 100 inspiring women selected by BBC," Lahsini told Morocco World News.

2. Nawaal Akram (Qatar)

Nawaal Akram - a fashion model, comedian, paralympic athlete and founder of Muscular Dystrophy - is an advocate for women with disabilities in the Middle East.  

The 18-year-old has taken up various careers and even launched her own  YouTube channel "Nawaal’s Adventures" in a bid to break stereotypes surrounding disabled women in the region. 

"I wanted to represent people with physical disabilities in Qatar and showcase my life because I do a lot of things that people don’t consider normal for me to be doing," Akram once told ILoveQatar.

3. Zainab Fadhal (Iraq)

Iraqi-born Zainab Fadhal left her home country at the age of 13, with very little English, to pursue a better life in the UK. 

"Education is also so much better here. In Iraq, not a lot of people get an education. One of my cousins over there can’t read or write," the 16-year-old once said in an interview with Stokesentinel. 

Fadhal has come a long way since, scoring exceptional grades in her exams. She aims to continue her education and seek a career in criminal psychology upon graduation. 

"I’ve always worked really hard. I don’t think it’s right to just give up. My goal is to be the best person I can possibly be," she added.