- Age: 25
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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, women and non-binary people have equal rights without discrimination.
- Haris Amir
Haris Amir is currently working as Quality Partner in one of the biggest Textile Mills of Pakistan Gul Ahmed.
He pursued his studies in Health, Physical Education & Sports Sciences from the University of Karachi. He also served as General Secretary in Karachi University Debating Society leading 5 academic teams with the aim to promote dialogue, discussion, and debates. He has won many public speaking accolades like Agha Hasan Abedi All Karachi Declamation Contest, Talent Mela All Sindh Declamation Contest, and JSMU All Pakistan Declamation Contest.
He was awarded the “Emerging Karachi Youth Award” by Society for Karachi Youth on the occasion of World Youth Skill Day. Apart from his public speaking career he has been representative of Pakistan in many international organizations, and programs. As a Member of YOUNGA Youth Delegation, he presented his recommendations and solutions on “Equality and Inclusion” and “Future of Education and Work” which got published in YOUNGA Communique Report 2020. He worked as Evaluator on UPG Sustainability Selection Council where he evaluated more than 50 plus SDG’s Projects applications.
At present, he volunteers at HER Foundation promoting maternal health and spreading awareness about Hyperemesis Gravidarum (A pregnancy disease). He has honor to receive Double Gold Medal from the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Karachi for his public speaking achievements and for representing Pakistan internationally.
What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?
When I saw women and non-binary people being treated differently in my society, when I saw they face violence, discrimination and harassment on daily basis and nothing is done to change that system. That injustice and inequality of the society made me to advocate for gender equality and rights.
Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.
For the first time ever in the history of Pakistan, Sindh Moorat March was held for the indigenous Transgender community of Asia in Karachi. It's an honor and pride that I was among the organizing committee and management team for its execution and planning.
Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?
Hanging out with my friends, reading books, playing badminton and football, listening to music, going for shopping and watching movies.
- English (Advanced/Native)
- Urdu (Advanced/Native)
- History of Hijraphobia (Transphobia) in Pakistan
- Hyperemesis Gravidarum, Pregnancy Disease (a taboo topic in Pakistan)
- creating a diverse & inclusive world
Past Awards, Certifications, or Fellowships:
- Emerging Karachi Youth Award (2021)
- Winner of All Pakistan Declamation Contest (2019)
- Winner of All Sindh Declamation Contest (2019)