It was not until 2010 that I discovered my passion for human rights and social justice while volunteering for a local youth-led organization. As a field volunteer, I had to share Eid festivities with about fifty underprivileged children by imparting basic literacy to them and decorating their hands with henna. Through that first volunteerism experience, I realized that it was fairly easy to spread happiness- all it needs is a collective selfless effort.
Since then, I have set out on a mission to advance human rights and social justice through my work; to convey the stories and messages of marginalized communities; and to shed more than one perspective on any issue.
Over the last four years, I have written over 100 articles on lifestyle and public policy for The Independent (Bangladesh), The Daily Star (Bangladesh), World Pulse, Dhaka Tribune, and Your Commonwealth Youth Magazine.
In 2013, I was one of thirty-one women from a pool of 570 outstanding applicants from around the world to achieve a spot in the Voices of Our Future program organized by World Pulse. The program seeks to increase skills in digital media and solutions-oriented journalism.
Trained in journalism by Thomson Reuters Foundation and International Center for Journalists, I am also a radio talk show host at Sylvia Global Media Network (‘Women of Bangladesh’ and ‘Parenting Worldwide’), a freelance public speaker, and a blogger at People, Places, and Ideas.
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My Vision for the Future
Equitable leadership, Peace, Establishing human rights
My Topic Interests
- Economic Empowerment
- Gender-based Violence
- Human Rights
- Men and Boys
- Technology & Innovation
My Region Interests
- Asia Pacific
- Latin America and the Carribean
- Middle East and North Africa
- North America
- South and Central Asia
- Sub-Saharan Africa