Marium Amjad’s approach
Because Marium’s parents were firm believers in gender equality, growing up she assumed every girl had the same opportunities she did. It wasn’t until Marium started volunteering in other areas of Pakistan that she realised many girls in the country aren’t able to go to school. For the last 10 years, Marium has worked to improve access to education for girls in Pakistan. As a project manager at Awaz Foundation Pakistan, she leads the organisation’s advocacy and mass mobilisation work to support marginalised communities.
With her Malala Fund grant, Marium advocates to increase government spending on girls’ education in the southern region of Punjab through meetings with policymakers, media outreach and community organising.