January 7, 2016

Lahore Chapter  

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AMMARA FAROOQ MALIK

Sewegap Women Hub & Council, Co-Founder & President.

Mrs. Ammara Malik has over eighteen years of professional experience as a lawyer, law professor, entrepreneur, social entrepreneur, development consultant and freelance journalist with several legal and research articles published to her credit. She is currently heading the SEPLAA Enterprises & Foundation and the first Social Entrepreneurship for Peacebuilding Incubator in Pakistan: the Impact Change Xcelerator (ICx) SEPLAA , as the Founder and Director.

Ammara Farooq Malik has been working since 2010 on restricting the employment of children, particularly young girls, as domestic workers. In 2010, SEPLAA adopted a school predominantly for child domestic workers and children of domestic workers. Ammara also facilitated the empowerment of young girls and women through trainings to create social enterprises with the aim to build peace and has reached across to over 800 young women. As a UNICEF Child Rights & Juvenile Justice Law Reform & Policy Consultant Ammara has also provided policy recommendations to UNICEF and the Punjab government to bring the Employment of Children’s Act in conformity with the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and ratified International Labour Organisation’s (ILO’s) conventions. To date, Ammara has helped over 25,000 children, youth and women in empowerment, education, peacebuilding, environment awareness, legal awareness and health advocacy.

Ammara has an LLB with distinctions and MA in Politics from the Punjab University. She also has an LLM from the University of London in Company Law, Compensation & the Law, Juvenile Justice and Criminology. In 2014 she was also selected for the US State Department’s sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program held in Washington DC., Atlanta, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City and New Orleans. In 2015, she was selected by the US Pakistan Women’s Council as Ms. Inspiration 2015 in recognition of her work and she is also the Group Head of ‘Civil Society’ in the Pak US Alumni Network (PUAN) Lahore Chapter’s Executive Committee. In 2017, she was selected for the Hollings Center for International Dialogue Afghanistan Pakistan Cooperation Summit held in Maldives as an expert in social entrepreneurship, law and policy.

Apart from her many professional engagements, she is currently pursuing her doctorate in the Executive Doctor of Business Administration from the Business School Netherlands, in Buren (Netherlands).

Visit link to see her detailed profile.

 

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ZAHRA WYNE

Sewegap Women Hub & Council, Co-Founder & General Secretary.

Zahra Wyne is one of the founding members of the SEPLAA Foundation and works as the Director Operations at the SEPLAA Foundation, Lahore office. She Graduated from Government College of Home Economics, Lahore and gained her professional degree in software engineering at APTECH Institute, Lahore. She has attended courses at LUMS, ICx SEPLAA for social enterprise development including sustainable development of enterprises and at the National School of Public Policy.

Zahra has over thirteen years of experience in education, event management, IT and community development. She has been the Project Manager for the Umeed Jawan(USAID) funded project ‘Promoting social entrepreneurship for peacebuilding through IT & Youth Mobilization in South Punjab.’ In 2015, she co founded the SEW-EGAP Women Empowerment Council. In 2016, she launched her project ‘Smiling through Disability’ which she conducts with special children from Ameen Maktab and Rising Sun School for Special Children.

Zahra is a resilient and determined individual who is passionate about community development, women development and child rights.


LAHORE CHAPTER: SEWEGAP COUNCIL

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  • Nighat Kabir
  • Ayesha Subhani
  • Mehnaz Faisal
  • Maryiam Pervaiz