1950 - Led the Anti-communal Riots Committee during the 1950 Dhaka riots. Daughter Sultana Kamal born
1951 - Established the East Pakistan Child Protection Society. Also took up the vice-chair of the National Literature Society
1952 - Pioneer organiser during Ekushey February. Played active role throughout Bhasha Andolon (Language Movement)
1954 - Established 'Wari Women Samity' and elected first President of the Samity
1955 - Organised the first protest by housewives against rising food prices
1956 - Established Kachi Kanchar Mela, a national children's organisation, at her own residence
1960 - Became the chief of the Tagore Centenary Celebrations Committee
1962 - Led the move to establish cultural organisations to propagate Tagore culture
1965 - Was at the forefront of the anti-Ayub Khan movement, which turned into a mass uprising in 1969
1969 - Became chairperson of the Women's Action Committee
1970 - Chief of the Women's Committee
1971 - Stayed away from all activities after the 1971 military crackdown and also refused to sign an endorsement of Pakistan and its armed actions despite threat to her life. After liberation, presided over the first public meeting at the Martyrs' Monument. Inaugurated the first television programme in independent Bangladesh.
1977 - Husband Kamaluddin died
1980 - Got actively involved in the anti-martial law movement and moved close to the Awami League. Became member of the committee to "Try the killers and Rapists of 1971"
1990 - Was at the forefront of the anti-Ershad/martial law agitation, even leading a procession when a curfew was on