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Momal Mushtaq

from Pakistan

My work has been recognized by global awards, including a first place award from the United Nations for an interactive multimedia project. Having seen the effects of violence on a first-hand basis and messages of hate it can bring to youth, I founded The Voice of Youth, an award-winning youth network spread across 151 countries of the world. Currently, I am working on The Freedom Traveller to connect and empower female travellers, especially from the countries where freedom of movement for women is restricted. I enjoy learning new things, meeting new people and documenting my life through photographs or words.

Experiences

Initiatives

  • 2013 to date

    The Freedom Traveller

    Founder

    The Freedom Traveller is an award-winning initiative working towards the realization of women’s right to mobility. It connects and empowers female travellers, especially from the countries where freedom of movement for women is restricted, with a platform where women of all nationalities and beliefs can actively network, share knowledge and resources, and map their experiences of travel.

  • 2010 to 2013

    The Voice of Youth

    Founder & Executive Director

    The Voice of Youth is an award-winning youth network spread across 151 countries of the world. It encourages young people to post their thoughts on a number of topics, ranging from gender discrimination and child marriage to youth activism and living in a conflict zone. It lends youth an outlet and helps to shape their perspectives by presenting different views on popular social issues and developing values of acceptance, tolerance and broad-mindedness. The website’s contributors have expressed extreme gratitude for the opportunity to express their thoughts—in photos, poetry, stories and opinion pieces—and engage in meaningful conversations with others around the globe.

Recognition

  • The Gen-novation Award

    End Gender Discrimination Now! contest

    New York City

  • Nelson Mandela Innovation Award

    Finalist

    South Africa

  • Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum

    Panelist

    Bonn, Germany

  • TEDxMuenster

    Speaker

    Muenster, Germany

  • UNESCO Clubs Youth Multimedia Award

    Youth Laureate

    UN HQ/New York City

  • Special Mention

    Europemobility Video Competition

    Brussels, Belgium

  • Most Innovative Idea Award

    Global Entrepreneurship Summer School

    Munich, Germany

  • The Communications for Social Change Award

    Commended Nominee

    University of Queensland

  • National Social Action Project Award

    via Active Citizens programme of British Council

    Lahore, Pakistan

  • World Summit Youth Award

    Runner-up

    Graz, Austria

  • Best Diarist Award

    Pakistan Blog Awards

    Karachi, Pakistan

Today's inspiration

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. - Henry Ford

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