Maisam Iltaf-Kazemi

Maisam Iltaf Kazemi is the Co-Founder and President of the Rahila Foundation. After the tragic death of his cousin Rahila for attending the school, Maisam and some of Rahila’s classmates and family rallied together to ensure that safe education is provided to all regardless of gender. The Foundation currently runs mentorship and library programmes which have provided support to at least 1,000 youth – girls make up 79% of the beneficiaries for the scholarship, and 62% of the mentorship programme. Using his skills as a journalist, Maisam brings to light stories of peace, and highlights some of the life and death issues faced by women and girls in their quest for education and equal treatment.