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Join Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership (CPL) for a live Zoom conversation with Syeda Ghulam Fatima Gilani, General Secretary of Bonded Labour Liberation Front (BLLF) Pakistan, a prominent labor activist freeing bonded laborers in Pakistan. As a continuation of her appearance at CPL in December 2022, Gilani will elaborate on her unique experience achieving social change through labor movement building, and will discuss her work to free bonded and forced laborers while contending with climate disasters, economic instability, and other widespread challenges.

Moderated by Hamza Tariq Chaudhry MPP 2023, CPL Gleitsman Leadership Fellow

Syeda Ghulam Fatima Gilani has helped free, protect, and financially support more than 85,000 bonded laborers in Pakistan, working toward BLLF’s goal of total eradication of bonded labor and child labor in South Asia. In December 2022, she was awarded the Gleitsman International Activist Award by the Center for Public Leadership. Learn more about Syeda Ghulam Fatima.

Co-sponsored by the Center for International Development, the Mittal Institute, and the Pakistan Caucus, an HKS Student Organization