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Sister Zeph

Country: Pakistan

Founder, Zephaniah Women’s Education and Empowerment Foundation

Sister Zeph devoted her life to women’s and children’s rights in Pakistan when she was just 13 years old. She uplifts women and children by giving them free education, skills training, awareness of their rights and creates peace by motivating youth and women to have dialogue with each other. She is a motivational speaker, blogger and a well-known human rights activist in Pakistan. She has experience of peacebuilding among Christians and Muslims for over 20 years and has saved hundreds of young women from child marriage, honour killing and illiteracy and has empowered even more. CNA Asia made a documentary on her life (Flight of the Falcons) that won a gold medal at the New York Film Festival in 2016. She has been awarded the Lynn Syms Global prize, the Bioneers Changemaker Award and the Outstanding Performance Award from the Eternal Life Ministry of Pakistan International.