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After Refusing To Marry As A Child, This Girl Now Fights Child Marriage In Pakistan Like A Boss

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This is Hadiqa Bashir, founder of Girls United, a human rights group for young girls in Pakistan.

Humans of Pakistan recently uploaded a picture of her and it promptly went viral.
Humans of Pakistan

Humans of Pakistan recently uploaded a picture of her and it promptly went viral.

After being pushed for child marriage at the age of 11, Hadiqa, with her uncle's encouragement started Girls United to battle women's rights.

She says, "We're a group of 15 girls and we hold awareness sessions in schools, universities, with religious leaders and communities to discuss the causes of education, child marriage and women's health."
Hadiqa Bashir

She says, "We're a group of 15 girls and we hold awareness sessions in schools, universities, with religious leaders and communities to discuss the causes of education, child marriage and women's health."

The resident from Swat Valley (home to another women's rights activist, Malala Yousafzai) was also awarded the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Prize in 2015.

Hadiqa Bashir

In the future, she wants to make a difference in the way that people view women's rights, education, and child marriage

"Child marriage directly affects a woman's education and health. That is why our focus will remain on those broad areas for now and we hope to change minds about the same across the country," she told BuzzFeed.
Hadiqa Bashir

"Child marriage directly affects a woman's education and health. That is why our focus will remain on those broad areas for now and we hope to change minds about the same across the country," she told BuzzFeed.