Maryam und Nivaal Rehman haben bereits mit 8 Jahren Mädchen in ihrem Dorf in Pakistan dazu inspiriert, ihre Ausbildung fortzusetzen, als die Armut sie dazu brachte, die Schule abzubrechen und stattdessen zu arbeiten. Seitdem engagieren sich die heute 18-jährigen Zwillinge in ihrer lokalen und in der globalen Gemeinschaft unter anderem für Bildung von Mädchen in Pakistan und auf der ganzen Welt, für Klimagerechtigkeit, Gleichberechtigung und Inklusion. Mit ihrer eigene Non-Profit-Organisation, The World With MNR, inspirieren sie andere aktiv zu werden und das Gleiche zu tun.
Maryam and Nivaal Rehman became activists when they were eight years old, and started inspiring girls in their village in Pakistan to continue their education, when poverty was leading them to quit school and work instead. The now 18-year-old twins have since worked in their local and global community for causes including girls’ education in Pakistan and around the world, climate justice, gender equality and inclusivity. They even have their own non-profit, The World With MNR, that uses advocacy, storytelling and development to take action and inspire others to do the same.They are continuing their activism through volunteering, traveling and sharing their experiences through their social media and their YouTube channel, The World With MNR. They’ve used their platform to cover several events — from the Social Good Summit in New York City, to the Girl Up Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. — and interview global figures, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai, and Madame Christine Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank. Their activism has led to recognition in media and several awards, including the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award (now the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers). Most recently, they released their documentary on the status of girls’ education in Pakistan, and held global screenings to spark further conversation and inspire audience members to take action themselves.