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Nominated By Save the Children Netherlands

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Naushin belongs to the Muslim community, a minority group in India where girls and women face socially inbuilt inequality through social and gender norms. She was selected as a Discussion Leader from her community wherein she volunteered to further spread information among other adolescent girls in her village. She conducts sessions on life skills and encourages other adolescent girls in her village to raise their voice against child marriage and various other gender stereotypes. She spoke in front of a Minister against child marriage and the need for skill building with specific focus to encourage girls to engage in vocational activities. Due to her continuous effort, girls have started to refuse to marry before a certain age and now focus on things they want to pursue in life, like education and vocational trainings. In the future, Naushin intends to continue teaching life skills to her adolescent group.