Tanzila Khan

75 Public Votes Reached!
Tanzila Khan - 2017 Nominee
Position: Lead Trainer
Organization: Creative Alley
Current Location: Pakistan
BSC International Development from University of London
Awards Received:
  • Award:
    Youth Champion
    Awarding Organization:
    David & Lucile Packard Foundation
    Date Awarded:
    May 1, 2017
  • Award:
    ChangemakerX fellow
    Awarding Organization:
    Date Awarded:
    April 1, 2017
  • Award:
    Women Deliver Fellowship
    Awarding Organization:
    Women Deliver
    Date Awarded:
    May 1, 2016
As a disability rights advocate and Rise Up Youth Champion, Tanzila is passionate about enabling disabled people to realize their rights concerning sexual and reproductive health and family planning, access to inclusive FP information and services. – Denise Dunning, Founder and Executive Director at Rise Up
Tanzila designs and executes workshops for women with disabilities on Safe abortion, SRHR and women rights to become peer educators for their communities. Her goal is to involve them not just as recipients of information but to play an active role. – Nominator
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

There is no doubt on how important is advocacy for SRHR and Family Planning for each and every individual. Yet people with disabilities are invisible in this space even among large and influential organizations. To cater to this, to be a tiny unit in a giant wheel, me and my organization bridges family planning services, information and advocacy with the disabled community of the world.

What sparked your passion for family planning?

The fact that we are visible in reality and should be on any platform that talks about human rights.

Give one or two examples of how you display leadership in your family planning work.:

I have represented the disabled population at multiple forums and have also led grass root workshops on Family Planning.

If you are named a winner of 120 under 40, how will you use this new platform and the $1000 grant to advance your work? :

I will not waste a second and invest it all in our National Institutes on Family Planning for people with disabilities.

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