Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2014
This description of Noorjehan Safia Niaz's work was prepared when Noorjehan Safia Niaz was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2014.
Noorjehan is organizing Muslim women in India for the first time to collectively overcome sociocultural limitations that prevent them from exercising their citizenship. By using rights of women under personal laws as a reference point, she is creating a national platform for women to play a critical role in influencing their future.
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