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Peacebuilder Gulalai Ismail Fights For Girls’ Rights In Pakistan

Gulalai Ismail with flood victims in Nowshehra, Pakistan

Gulalai Ismail with women affected by the flood in Nowshera, Pakistan

Interview by Farzana Ali/September 30, 2014
Intro by Pamela Burke/TWE

Twitter: Gulalai_Ismail

As we know from previous reports from TWE contributor Farzana Ali, northwestern Pakistan is a region strife with religious extremism and violent activity, particularly against women. One brave peacemaker, Gulalai Ismail, decided to face these dangerous forces when she was 16-years-old and found ways to empower girls by setting up Aware Girls with her sister, Saba.

“Being a girl in a culture, which discriminated against girls in every aspect of their life, created this urge in me to speak for equality.”  Gulalai Ismail

Farzana, Bureau Chief for Aaj TV in Peshawar, Pakistan, interviewed this remarkable changemaker exclusively for TWE recently about her continuing efforts to improve the lives of girls and children who are living in a culture of intolerance and given few choices …

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