2019-Taqwa

Taqwa

Nominated by Pakistan Safety Council

All 2019 Children’s Peace Prize Nominees

Taqwa is 13 and she was born with multiple physical disabilities which caused her lower body to be paralyzed. This confined her to a wheelchair, which has not limited her too much, as she has become a young advocate for children and their rights. Since she was six, she has been doing advocacy work. She has carried out multiple social service activities to raise awareness about girls education. She also introduced paperless education to Pakistan and started a platform for children, primarily girls, with disabilities. She has also delivered multiple speeches and lectures on peace.