Laraib Abid, a Pakistani social worker, founder of MASHAL and lecturer at the University of Punjab (PU), has won the award for her novel idea in a competition organized by The Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health (GI), with support from Bayer. The competition ‘120 under 40: The New Generation of Family Planning Leaders’ recognizes and highlights the achievements of the next generation of family planning leaders worldwide. 120 Under 40 shines a light on the “positive disruptions” made by young leaders for a healthy family.
Two Pakistani activist brothers Umair Asif and Ali Asif have been nominated for 120 under 40: Next Generation of Family Planning Leaders Awards by John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health. Both Old Ravians have been advocating youth on SRHR and Family Planning issues since 2010.