Ashoka Fellow
Pakistan
Fellow Since 2008
    This description of Aisha Mehnaz's work was prepared when Aisha Mehnaz was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2008.
    Introduction
    Dr. Aisha Mehnaz is combating child abuse—particularly sexual abuse, a hidden agenda in Pakistan—through education and advocacy, and by shifting the responsibility for children’s healthy development beyond the immediate family to include doctors, teachers, and others in the community.
    The New Idea
    The Problem
    The Strategy
    The Person

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