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Hafsah Asadullah

Hafsah Asadullah, Canadian Women's Foundation Board Member (ex-officio)

Hafsah Asadullah is a third-year student at the University of Toronto, currently pursuing a double major in History and Diaspora and Transnational studies. An advocate for women’s rights, she is one of the selected 338 Daughters of the Vote who took their seats in the House of Commons to make it, for the first time, a majority female House.

Her political advocacy and support initiatives for Syrian newcomers was recognized by Samara Canada, making her a short-list nominee for Samara’s Everyday Political Citizen Awards. Hafsah also leads the Equal Voice University of Toronto chapter, a multi-partisan group that aims to promote female engagement in politics in all its sectors.

Hafsah is a representative for G(irls)20, most recently speaking with Canada’s G7 Sherpa on how gender equity and intersectionality would be reflected in policy and discussions with foreign leaders. Through the G(irls)20 “Girls on Boards” program, Hafsah was selected to join the Canadian Women’s Foundation Board.

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