Laraib Abid, a Pakistani social worker, founder of MASHAL and lecturer at Punjab University, has won award for her novel idea in a competition organised under Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, with support from Bayer. The competition ‘120 under 40: The New Generation of Family Planning Leaders’ recognises 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.

The initial selection for the competition was announced in Women Deliver Conference Canada organised on June 6-9, 2019, in Vancouver. More than 8,000 participants from 165 different countries came to Vancouver to advance the cause of gender equality and health-related rights of girls and women. Women Deliver 2019 was also part of a global dialogue with more than 100,000 people engaging worldwide via satellite events. These young leaders participated in different ways throughout the conference; starting with the regional performance at the pre-conference event in which they participated and showed the culture of their region.

Laraib Abid’s Digital poster was also selected to be presented at the conference.

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