Gulalai Ismail (Social Activist)

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Gulalai Ismail is a human rights activist who always speaks and pays attention to the rights of minorities. She is a fearless lady who in spite of being caught many times haven't set herself back and is still fighting for others with the same determination.
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  • Name:

    Gulalai Ismail

  • Famous As:

    Human Right Activist

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  • Education:

    Master of philosophy degree in biotechnology.

  • Alma Mater:

    Quaid e Azam University Islamabad

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  • Profession:

    Human rights activist from Pakistan and chairperson of Aware Girls and the Seeds of Peace network

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  • Awards :

    YouthActionNet Fellowship Award

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  • Place:

    Swabi, Pakistan

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  • Parents:

    Muhammad Ismail

  • Siblings :

    Saba Ismail

Gulalai Ismail biography

Gulalai Ismail is a courageous, fearless and purposeful lady who always emphasizes human rights. She was born in 1986 in Swabi to a teacher and a teacher and also a human rights activist Muhammad Ismail.  At 16 years old, she established Non-legislative association Aware Girls with her sister Saba Ismail, planning to test the way of life of viciousness and the mistreatment of ladies in the provincial Khyber Pakhtunkhwa zone in the northwest of Pakistan.

Gulalai Ismail Education

Gulalai was raised in Peshawar so she completed her schooling from there, for further Education she went to Islamabad to study her Masters of philosophy degree in biotechnology From the Quaid e Azam University in 2012.

Gulalai Career

  • She planned to get harmony activists together to talk about approaches to elevate tranquil protection from the Taliban and energize more lady into governmental issues, just as researching the mental effect of fear-based oppression on youngsters and families. Ismail has additionally taken a stand in opposition to lewdness laws in Pakistan and the impact this has had on dynamic discourse, common activism, and the security of mainstream activists. Notwithstanding Aware Girls, which she keeps on leading, she set up the Seeds of Peace arrange in 2010, preparing youngsters in human rights and political initiative, empowering the interest of ladies in legislative issues in Pakistan, and empowering resilience between individuals of varying beliefs.
  • Seeds of Peace was a reaction to what Ismail saw as the expanded 'Talibanisation' of young fellows and ladies defenseless against aggressors in the Swabi region and other provincial territories. As indicated by the World Humanist Congress, her work is portrayed by advancing harmony and pluralism; testing religious fanaticism and militancy; advancing great administration in zones stricken by militancy, giving urban training to youngsters; fortifying majority rule government; and political mainstreaming of young ladies.
  • Somewhere in the range of 2009 and 2011, Ismail was on the Executive Committee of the International Humanist and Ethical Youth Organization, and somewhere in the range of 2010 and 2012, she was a Board Member of the Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights. She additionally works for the Gender Working Group of the United Network of Young Peacebuilders (UNOY) and is an individual from the Asian Democracy Network. She has been compromised for her activism and has been compelled to escape her home previously. On May 16, 2014, four outfitted shooters endeavored to constrain their way into the family home, yelling for Ismail who had been deferred by lost things at the airplane terminal.
  • In 2013 Ismail set up the Marastyal Helpline to give exhortation and help to ladies in danger from, and casualties of, sexual orientation based brutality. The administration gives an exhortation on lawful and therapeutic guide just as crisis emergency vehicle data and passionate directing and works from Peshawar.

Gulalai Ismail Arrestment

In August 2018 she was captured and charged in Swabi for "making hostile to state remarks and utilizing the incendiary language" following a dissent composed by the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement exhibiting against supposed human rights maltreatment by the Pakistan military against Pashtuns. Ismail was charged close by 18 other individuals and denied the charges. In October 2018 she was kept via air terminal authorities in Islamabad and her visa held subsequent to going to a Humanists UK gathering in the United Kingdom. After detainment, she was discharged on between time safeguard and authorities at Islamabad International Airport affirmed Ismail's name was on the Exit Control List. On 6th February she was again arrested during a protest of the murder of a social right activist along with few other protestors but after 1 day she has been released.

Gulalai achievements

She was awarded the YouthActionNet Fellowship in 2009 for her services. In 2013, she got the Democracy Award from the National Endowment for Democracy and was recognized as one of the 100 Leading Global Thinkers of 2013 by Foreign Policy magazine. In August 2014, she was granted the International Humanist of the Year Award by the International Humanist and Ethical Union at the World Humanist Congress in Oxford, England. She was chosen to IHEU's Board of Directors in 2017. She got the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Award for Excellence in Development, under the topic of Democracy and Human Rights. In 2016, her association, Aware Girls, was granted the Foundation Chirac Peace Prize for its commitment to the avoidance of contention in Pakistan.

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