Urwa Hameed – Women Deliver
2020

Urwa Hameed

  • Age: 19
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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

Bio

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.

Languages Spoken:

  • English (Advanced/Native)
  • Punjabi (Advanced/Native)
  • Urdu (Advanced/Native)
  • Spanish (Intermediate)

Speaks On:

  • women's political participation and leadership
  • financial independence of women

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