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    Can you think of any inspiring stories involving Pakistani females who are making a positive impact locally, nationally and/or internationally?

    For example, here are a couple of articles that I found involving career women from conservative families, who help other women through their work:

    Pakistan's women police fight criminals, militants and scorn

    Game Changer: Women's Digital League
    Shine on the world like loving sunlight (Rumi).
    The most important principle of environment: you are not the only element (Mahavira)
    .
    Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without
    (Buddha).

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    Forbes magazine this year named three Pakistani women in its "30 under 30: Social Entrepreneurs" list: Malala Yousafzai, Shiza Shahid, and Khaleda Brohi. Malala, of course, is an icon for universal education and needs no introduction. Shiza Shahid is the Stanford-educated cofounder of Malala Fund, which aims to translate Malala's vision as well as her global recognition into meaningful change on the ground through assisting girls' education programs. Brohi is the young founder of Sughar, a non-profit organization that equips women in rural Pakistan with business and embroidery skills and offers microcredit to help them launch home-based, small scale businesses.

    30 Under 30 - Social Entrepreneurs - Forbes

    You can also read more about Sughar on its website: Sughar Empowerment Society

    A few years ago, NPR had an insightful story about some of the Pakistani women from relatively humble background making a positive impact at the local level.

    Female Workers Break Stereotypes in Karachi : NPR

    Unfortunately, Perween Rehman was assassinated last year. She was a fearless development worker who helped poor, marginalized people help themselves through self-help initiatives.




    Finally, while not strictly a social activist, 22 year-old Samina Baig from Gilgit-Baltistan is another positive person who became the first Pakistani woman to successfully climb Mount Everest.

    Pakistani woman climber hopes to inspire with Everest feat - Pakistan - DAWN.COM
    "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." US Declaration of Independence.

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      Re: Pakistani females who make a difference

      Originally posted by goodname View Post
      Forbes magazine this year named three Pakistani women in its "30 under 30: Social Entrepreneurs" list: Malala Yousafzai, Shiza Shahid, and Khaleda Brohi. Malala, of course, is an icon for universal education and needs no introduction. Shiza Shahid is the Stanford-educated cofounder of Malala Fund, which aims to translate Malala's vision as well as her global recognition into meaningful change on the ground through assisting girls' education programs. Brohi is the young founder of Sughar, a non-profit organization that equips women in rural Pakistan with business and embroidery skills and offers microcredit to help them launch home-based, small scale businesses.

      30 Under 30 - Social Entrepreneurs - Forbes

      You can also read more about Sughar on its website: Sughar Empowerment Society

      A few years ago, NPR had an insightful story about some of the Pakistani women from relatively humble background making a positive impact at the local level.

      Female Workers Break Stereotypes in Karachi : NPR

      Unfortunately, Perween Rehman was assassinated last year. She was a fearless development worker who helped poor, marginalized people help themselves through self-help initiatives.




      Finally, while not strictly a social activist, 22 year-old Samina Baig from Gilgit-Baltistan is another positive person who became the first Pakistani woman to successfully climb Mount Everest.

      Pakistani woman climber hopes to inspire with Everest feat - Pakistan - DAWN.COM
      Great finds! Also, it's nice reading about some Pakistani men (mentioned in certain articles above) being supportive of and/or trained in female empowerment as well.
      Shine on the world like loving sunlight (Rumi).
      The most important principle of environment: you are not the only element (Mahavira)
      .
      Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without
      (Buddha).

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        #4
        More Pakistani women in the police. Yay! And they're working out too.
         
        Shine on the world like loving sunlight (Rumi).
        The most important principle of environment: you are not the only element (Mahavira)
        .
        Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without
        (Buddha).

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