Muhammad Usman Khan (Pakistan)
Muhammad Usman Khan has diverse experience in conflict resolution and peacebuilding as well as creating programs that facilitate the empowerment of women’s rights.
Through his position at the Executive Director of BEYLI Organization Pakistan, Muhammad created and implemented a project called “My-Vote-My Future” which encouraged men in the local community to change their attitudes towards women’s empowerment and supporting women’s right to vote. This program reached over 400 women who are now trained and motivated to cast their vote in the Khushab district for the first time in decades. These training workshops were designed to educate women about their political rights, the power of vote, including mock-election activities and initiatives to boost their confidence to go to the polls in upcoming 2018 elections.
Muhammad has been recognized by a variety of institutions and organizations for his work surrounding women’s rights and youth empowerment. He was selected as a UNDP Global Goals Champion to fight against poverty and promote the global Sustainable Development Goals. He also received the Queen’s Young Leader Award at Buckingham Palace in 2016.