Power to Girls Champions

Meet our campaign champions! These activists and advocates from around the world have stepped forward to support Power to Girls. They share our campaign message that urgent action needs to be taken to accelerate change on child marriage.

Gayatri Sharma, India

Gayatri is a lawyer and Programme Director at Women Power Connect, the largest advocacy body for women in India. She focuses on addressing violence against women and girls, strengthening women's…

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Afia Simpande, Zambia

Afia is a young Zambian social development practitioner, entrepreneur, and youth advocate. Her passion and work have a focus on adolescent girls and young women’s health and wellbeing. She has…

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Payzee Mahmod, United Kingdom

Payzee is a British Kurd and Campaigner at Iranian & Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO). She campaigns to raise awareness about and end harmful practices including child marriage, FGM, virginity…

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Nankunda Hope, Uganda

Nankunda is a teacher and counsellor by profession with 16 years’ experience working closely with students in schools and parents in communities. She is the founder and Executive Director of…

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