Co-founder of Aware Girls, an organisation led by young women, working for women empowerment, gender equality and peace in Pakistan.

I am very excited for it is an opportunity to connect with world leaders and activists from a very different level; the level which actually matters the most i.e. at the level of values. We’re living in a time when the world seems to be darker and filled with fear and uncertainty which makes us questions if things will ever change for better. If we will ever be able to see a world free of hunger, inequalities and wars, however, I keep on reminding myself that there is hope too, hope in the form of people who are driven by the values of love, empathy and compassion which gives me motivation for life.

A decade ago when I was participating in Leadership Program we were asked to talk about people whom we admire as leaders in our life, I choose two people as my leaders, both of them for their values of standing by justice and equality. That was the point in my life when I realized that the world is reflection of our values; both the leaders and people at the community level and to bring shift in the world we have to bring shift in values which perpetuates violence, discrimination and hatred and have to promote values which perpetuates equality. Today, when I am running an Organization Aware Girls, we aim to make the world a better place for young people especially young women by bringing shifts in the personal values of young women, decision makers at the community level and policy makers. We promote the values of non-violence, empathy, equality, and compassion.

I look forward to meet leaders from the world, want to know what motivates them in their lives, and how their values are driving them to make the world a better place.