Shawana Shah

Program Manager, Da Hawwa Lur | Pakistan

Shawana Shah is a Pakistani activist focused on the rights of women, young girls, and the transgender community. She co-founded Da Hawwa Lur, a political, social, and economic development platform for girls that provides a space for capacity-building and connecting members to key stakeholders and policy makers to present their demands for pro-women legislation. She is a passionate advocate for the rights of women and girls with a special focus on feminist movement-building, community sensitization, improving service delivery mechanisms, and policy advocacy. Shawana is a Master of philosophy scholar and was awarded the International Humanitarian Award in 2016 for her work on gender equality along with the Fakhre Pakhtunkhwa (National Heroes) Award in 2021.

Rise Up Cohort: Youth Champion 2021