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Hadiqa Bashir  

Founder of Girls United for Human Rights; Member of Girls Not Brides

Hadiqa is a teenage activist from Pakistan. She is a bold, confident, impulsive, optimistic, visionary feminist who is challenging the patriarchy and has taken up the issues of child marriage and violence against women and girls in the tribal areas of Pakistan. She promotes the principles of feminism and gender equality, to build the capacity of the adolescent girls in her community. Her work advocates to ensure equal status, rights and opportunities for all women and girls of Khyber PakhtunKhwa, Pakistan. The young women and girls cannot be silenced any more and the momentum is stirring within our bright eyed and hopeful youth.


After Refusing To Marry As A Child, This Girl Now Fights Child Marriage In Pakistan Like A Boss
After being pushed for child marriage at the age of 11, Hadiqa, with her uncle's encouragement started Girls United to battle women's rights.
Send Girls Off to Learn, Not Off to Marry, Says 13-Year-Old Pakistani Activist
Hadiqa Bashir goes door-to-door in her community, calling for families to end child marriage so girls can complete their education.

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