Gulalai Ismael

Gulalai Ismael (Pakistan) At just 16 Gulalai Ismail set up Aware Girls with a group of school friends to change the lives of young women in Pakistan. They began by focusing on women’s rights, and as their membership has grown, they are now training young activists to become local peacebuilders, challenging violence and extremism. Gululai has been working fearlessly for 8 years in the northern Khyber Pukhtunkhwa province to battle the rise of extremism and improve attitudes towards women. In July 2013 she won an award from the National Endowment for Democracy in the US Congress, and the following August she was invited to attend the Obama Civil Society Summit in Washington, DC.