Girl Power in Pakistan to CounterViolent Extremists
Summer of Peace 2016 > International Peacebuilding & Global Citizenship > Countering Violent Extremism
Broadcast on August 11, 2016
With Saba Ismail
Saba Ismail will share about the peer to peer education model using to prevent young people from joining the militant groups. She is building the capacity of young people in peace building and conflict resolution. These young people work for peace, non violence, pluralism and harmony in their communities.
- Model used for preventing young people from joining the radical groups
- Young People as the change makers of peace
- Young women are the agents of change
Co-founder and Executive Director of Aware Girls
Saba Ismail is a feminist, peace activist and is working for the empowerment of young women. At the age of 15, with other young women fellows She co-founded "Aware Girls"; a young women led organization working for empowering young women by strengthening the leadership capacity of young women enabling them to work for social change and women empowerment, and advocate for equal access of women to health, education, governance, political participation, and other social services. She supported the idea of strengthening girls voices to bring prosperity in her community, and firmly believes that change has to come through younger generation. She joined Aware Girls as Executive Director in 2011. She is a co founder of the South Asian Regional Feminists Forum on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, is an alumna of the International Visitors Leadership Program USA and the first female Hurford Youth Fellow. Foreign Policy Magazine acknowledged her bravery and activism by recognizing her as one of 100 Leading Global Thinkers of 2013. She also received award from “The British High Commission in Islamabad” and was acknowledged in the “30 under 30 Campaign by the “National Endowment for Democracy” for her long struggle for democracy, peace and women’s rights.