Champion of women’s rights

Nazmeen Amin interviewing Burundi MP Hon.Sen. Glorise Hakizimana
Nazmeen Amin interviewing Burundi MP Hon.Sen. Glorise Hakizimana
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A former Halifax High head girl travelled to the Houses of Parliament armed with a microphone to interview global politicians about issues affecting women.

Nazmeen Amin, a development advocate for charity Restless Development, interviewed 80 international delegates on gender equality, women empowerment and violence against women in an International Parliamentary conference on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Earlier this year, Nazmeen, 21, of Halifax, volunteered with Nepali girls and women for three months with youth-led charity Restless Development. Seeing the difficulties these women faced in trying to access education, led her to become a development advocate for the charity she represented in London.

At the conference Burundi MP Hon.Sen. Glorise Hakizimana told the former head girl that many young Burundi girls are lead astray from further education because their families see career advancement as unimportant for women.

Nazmeen said: “It was great to see international parliamentarians with the same focus when it came to resolving issues like gender inequality as they all want women to stay on top of the post-2015 international development agenda.

“I want young people in the UK to have a say in the creation of post 2015 goals and play a part in tackling international gender inequality issues.”

The international conference took place November 26-28.