Judges’ Comments for the Asian Girl Human Rights Award

Thansila Muyyarikkandy:

“I see great courage, strong leadership and a young mind full of innovative ideas in Thansila. She leads her peers to explore the world of democracy and fight for child rights while helping children strive to improve their livelihood through a micro bank. Her country and the outside world also get to know more about their causes through the messages she sends from the children’s newspaper, Peace Gong.”

–Hsin-hsin Yang

Zehra Shah

“Zehra has demonstrated tremendous courage and leadership in promoting girl rights, civic education among girls and women and job training in various empowerment programs. She is highly-motivated, self-confident, independent and passionate in sharing her beliefs with the young despite strong criticism from male adults.”

–Hsin-hsin Yang

Shraddha Mahat

“I nominate her for the ambassador position, on the basis of her courage, bravery, and her bold efforts for empowering girls. At the same time she is very transparent about the challenges she faces, such as convincing families. She has the platform and courage to continue her work on a larger scale.”

–Gulalai Ismail Continue reading