Pashtana Durrani Recognized by UN Youth Envoy
Absolute honor that LEARN’s work and Pashtana Zalmai Khan Durrani work is recognized by UN Youth Envoy and featured in their new blog post. Thank you Amnesty International and United Nations Youth.
Pashtana Zalmai Khan Durrani started advocating for girls’ education in Afghanistan when she was just seven! Her activism eventually evolved into educating young girls in conflict zones, to help them become independent and responsible leaders, through the LEARN organization. However, due to COVID-19, she has experienced personal trauma and loss.
“When you look around, people depend on you, and that means as a human rights defender you need to focus on making sure you play your role in raising awareness about important issues and finding solutions for it… But you also need time to relax and unplug from everything that is online now. You deserve a break as much as anyone else. You don’t need to win every battle. All you need is to be passionate about the cause.”