Haris Amir – Women Deliver
2020

Haris Amir

  • Age: 24
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I believe gender equality and youth engagement are the major forces that shape societies around the world and likely influence the future of our planet. We must create a world where human rights are the top priority and where men and women have equal rights without discrimination.

- Haris Amir

Bio

Haris Amir was born and raised in Pakistan. He is currently working toward a Bachelor of Science in Health, Physical Education, and Sports Sciences at University of Karachi. As Director at Karachi University Debating Society, Haris is responsible for engaging youth in debate through study circle, teaching students the art of parliamentary debate, and conducting training sessions.

What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?

When I saw news that women are being raped and acid is thrown on their faces because they rejected the proposal of a men, knowing that it is male-dominant society. This brutality hurt me deep inside. After this, I decided to advocate gender equality based on principles of dignity and freedom.

Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.

Participating in the Women’s March was my biggest win for gender equality. In this march, I raised voice against sexual violence.

Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?

In my spare time, I enjoy reading books on different topics because it updates my information about the world. I play football and badminton, which are my favorite games. I watch movies, shows. and dramas. I also spend time with my family and love to meet my friends.

Languages Spoken:

  • English (Advanced/Native)
  • Urdu (Advanced/Native)

Speaks On:

  • effects of youth participation and leadership on society
  • nutrition and women's health
  • access to free healthcare and reproductive health services

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