Syed Ali Raza Rizvi


Ali is a passionate young filmmaker who advocates for sexual and reproductive health and rights in Pakistan through his films and public campaigns. His first film, ‘Sapna’ showed a day in a trans person’s life in Karachi and has had an enormous local and global impact.

Ali has volunteered since age 15 with Rahnuma Family Planning Association of Pakistan. He has also served as an elected member of Rahnuma’s National Youth Network and Regional Coordinating Committee – Sindh region. Ali is a certified accountant and is currently pursuing a Bachelor in Communication Studies and Design from Habib University, Karachi.

Rise Up Cohort: Youth Champion 2016