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Hadiqa Bashir Wins Global Citizen Youth Leader Award for Women’s Rights Advocacy in Pakistan

WomenHadiqa Bashir Wins Global Citizen Youth Leader Award for Women's Rights Advocacy in Pakistan

Hadiqa Bashir, a 22-year-old gender equality advocate from Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, is the first Pakistani to claim the prestigious Global Citizen Youth Leader Award. 

Through a range of initiatives addressing issues like early marriage, sexual health, education, poverty alleviation, and climate change, she showcases a strong dedication to sustainable development. She underscores the transformative potential of education, particularly in tribal Pakistani communities.

Hadiqa Bashir has been recognized as a young leader for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Women Deliver. She is also a Global Fellow for gender equality.

She has been honored with numerous awards, including the Asian Girls Ambassador Award, the Acumen Fellow Award, and the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award, all acknowledging her unwavering commitment to gender equality. 

Continuously contributing to social justice and sustainable development in Pakistan, Hadiqa exemplifies the essence of positive change through her leadership and advocacy efforts.

Hadiqa is among the 32 newly selected 2024 Global Citizen Youth Leaders Award recipients from Australia and the broader Asia-Pacific area making an impact to address global challenges including climate change, rising hunger and poverty, and conflict.

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