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We can raise a voice on a larger platform about the disparities between several nations of the world on the issues that are common to all.
- Urwa Hameed
Urwa Hameed was born and raised in the United States. She is currently attending Boston College studying political science and international studies. Urwa is a member of Minority Student Outreach at Boston College, Freshman Support Leader at Boston College, Senator At-Large at Boston College, and a member of Vernon Rocks Coalition.
What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?
Having lived in a patriarchal society, I always wondered why women, like myself, are disabled from having a say in their own future. I was fortunate enough to be afforded plenty of opportunities to analyze, study, and observe the gender inequality in Pakistan, which ignited my passion to bring a change.
Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.
My father ran a pro-bono clinic, which took cases from all over the surrounding villages to help women with their legal troubles. I was proud to be present to help the women who were either shy or religiously obligated to not talk to a male.
Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?
I enjoy reading biographies and watching documentaries on Netflix.
- English (Advanced/Native)
- Punjabi (Advanced/Native)
- Urdu (Advanced/Native)
- Spanish (Intermediate)
- women's political participation and leadership
- financial independence of women