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Khalida Brohi

Biography

Khalida Brohi

Khalida Brohi is the founder and executive director of Sughar, a nonprofit whose mission is to empower and educate Pakistani women and youth. She was named one of Newsweek’s “25 Under 25 Young Women to Watch and Forbes’s “30 Under 30 Asia: Social Entrepreneurs.” She recently won the Buffett Institute Award for Emerging World Leaders and was a Director’s Fellow at MIT’s Media Lab. She has addressed numerous global forums, such as the Clinton Global Initiative. She has been on the board of directors at the International Youth Foundation and was given a Woman of Impact Award by the Women in the World Foundation.

Khalida Brohi

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From a young age, Khalida Brohi was raised to believe in the sanctity of arranged marriage. Her mother was forced to marry a 13-year-old boy when she was only nine; Khalida herself was promised as a bride before she was even born. But her father refused to let her become a child bride. He was a man who believed in education, not just for himself but for his daughters, and Khalida grew up thinking she would become the first female doctor in her small village. Khalida thought her life was proceeding on an unusual track for a woman of her circumstances, but one whose path was orderly and straightforward.