- Age: 19
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Each of us, whether male or female, have witnessed someone in our lives struggle on a day-to-day basis, impotent to change their circumstances. As the youth and the future of this world, let’ end this loop of hopelessness and work towards a new dawn for them, for us.
- Gulmina Imran
Gulmina Imran was born and raised in Pakistan. She is working toward a Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology. Gulmina has worked with Darakhshan, a resource and vocational training center for Women With Disabilities, volunteered with Karwan-e-Falah, medical camps organized in rural areas to provide basic medical assistance to the inhabitants, interned at WECREATE, an entrepreneurial hub for women, and interned at the Legislature Branch at the Senate of Pakistan. She is a member of the Westminster Academy Welfare Society.
What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?
My pursuit of gender equality was instigated by my mother’s incomplete education, which rendered her financially dependent on the men in her life. This, coupled with the struggle of the numerous females in my life victim to domestic violence, financial dependency, and much more, made me advocate for gender equality.
Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.
Working with Darakhshan, a resource and vocational training center for Women With Disabilities (WWD), was perhaps my biggest achievement in my pursuit of gender equality. Alongside a group of six, I raised an awareness campaign in my city to advocate against the stigmatization and isolation of WWD in society.
Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?
I love to read, bake, and paint (although I’m not great at it). I also enjoy learning new concepts, subjects, and beliefs. I’m always open to the idea of gaining more knowledge. I like to spend my spare time with my family by going on walks or playing board games.
- Urdu (Advanced/Native)
- English (Advanced/Native)
- right to education
- reproductive health
Past Awards, Certifications, or Fellowships:
- Outstanding Cambridge Learner Award for Second Position in North Pakistan Region for Cambridge
- International AS Levels exams (June 2019)
- US Summer Sisters Exchange Program (2018)
- Internship at Ophthalmology Department at KRL Hospital Islamabad
- Member of Pak-US Alumni Network