Shaheen Hussain Nongbri

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Shaheen Hussain Nongbri

Founder President, Char & Rural Development Society

India

Founder & President of char and rural development society (CARDS) which runs CARDS modern School, CARDS vocational training Centre, specially for women. CARDS has been associated with control arms foundation of India(CAFI)as a partner for the state of Assam . Working for the women in the conflict zone,helping them to sustain livelihood, she has been providing education to the under privileged children at Char area. She works on education and empowerment of women survivors of violence. She aims for empowerment of women through livelihood skill training such as vocational training in weaving. She is a well-known voice in the women rights movement ; her recent work gives emphasis to awareness programme on legal aspects as protection mechanism along with education, that being the most important in order to bring change in the society regarding the status of women. She was also awarded excellence in social service award 2016 by news 30 conclave. Recently she was invited as a speaker to represent Assam in the International Conference on Deepening Diversity,Women’s Rights And Democracy, along with speakers and delegates from UN,European Union and other countries.