Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 1991
Nari Uddug Kendra (NUK)
This description of Mashuda Khatun Shefali's work was prepared when Mashuda Khatun Shefali was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1991.
Mashuda Khatun Shefali, having overcome terrible obstacles to return to school and become a professional, is demonstrating how half a million young women garment workers can obtain safe housing while improving their self-awareness and skills. She is helping this group of Bangladeshi women develop their own economic base and emerge as truly independent actors.
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