Young Pakistani activist fights for women's empowerment

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Humaira Bachal, a 26-year old Pakistani activist for women's education. (ILO video capture)

A 26-year old Pakistani activist for women's education says that young people in her country are determined to do something for their communities.

Humaira Bachal, who fought for her own education supported by her mother but vehemently opposed by her father, created the Dream Foundation Trust to empower women.

She became an instant celebrity in New York in 2013 when she won the "Women of Impact Award" a US media-backed prize.

Humaira Bachal shared her experiences with Matthieu Cognac of the International Labour Organization (ILO).

Duration: 3'59"

 

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