Activists Up Close: Meet Samreen, Who’s Empowering Women in India to Find Work and Follow Their Dreams

Samreen grew up Lucknow, India, in a household where her mother wasn’t allowed to do anything without her father’s permission. But when her father passed away, Samreen began to question the patriarchal norms that ruled her family. When she connected with AJWS partner Sadbhavna Trust, her world opened entirely.

Sadbhavna Trust runs leadership workshops and job training for women and girls in Lucknow, creating a world in which early marriage is not their only option. Today, Samreen is one of the organization’s leaders, inspiring others to follow in her footsteps.

Watch the latest in our Activists Up Close series to be welcomed into Samreen’s community.

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