On Thursday, May 4th, Afghan citizen Gharsanay IbnulAmeen was one of ten young adults from around the world to be publically awarded by the U.S. Department of State as an Emerging Young Leader. IbnulAmeen is recognized for organizing the Afghan Girls Leadership program, the Global Youth Development Initiative, and the first Model UN branch in Afghanistan. She is currently a law student at the American University in Afghanistan and is an advocate for woman’s education and ethnic reconciliation.
The Emerging Young Leaders Award is given to ten young adults annually. The selected honorees visit Washington, DC where they meet government officials, engage in community service events, and attend informative seminars. During this program, the young professionals are trained to collaborate on global issues affecting youth, particularly those involved in combating extremism, empowering youth, and building peace. The awardees return home with new knowledge and perspective, and are eligible for grants to support their continued work.
Read more about the award here