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10th October is commemorated as the International Day of the Girl Child

On the auspicious day of the Girl Child- someone who is often neglected for her gender and fragility, we take great pride in bringing you the roles of five young, ambitious women who are challenging the taboos and changing this world for the better. While none of them are children anymore, they are testimony to the places our girls can reach with the right support.

Malala Yousufzai

A young girl from Pakistan, when raised her voice for girl education, was shot mercilessly by the Taliban. Being a blogger for the BBC and the youngest receiver of the Noble Peace Prize, Malala Yousufzai has surely come a long way. She is resilient, inspiring, and worthy of every admiration that we could bestow her with!

Muniba Mazari

The 29-year-old, who believes in 'turning misfortune into potential,' has worked diligently to improve the image of Pakistan internationally. Being confined in a wheelchair did not make her miserable, it turned her into the iron lady of Pakistan as we all know and recognize her as.

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy

Prestigious Oscar awards and Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy are synonymous for everyone now. Her powerful short films have always depicted the most positive image of Pakistan and address social and cultural taboos effectively.

Maria Toorpakai

Maria exemplifies the extent to which some girls are willing to go to accomplish ambitions that would otherwise have been prohibited to them. Being an award-winning squash champion and the founder of the Maria Toorpakai Foundation, this young woman has made her way into the headlines for all the right reasons and is a true source of inspiration for us.

Samina Baig With a belief as high as the mountains, Samina Baig has managed to climb seven of the highest peaks around the world. She is the first woman from Pakistan to accomplish this deed, and we are extremely proud of her wisdom and strength that is inspiring young girls all over the nation to achieve their dreams.

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