Pakistani academic and peace activist Mossarat Qadeem saves not only individual lives; she saves families. Working directly with mothers of radicalized youth, using her skill as a communicator and her detailed knowledge of the Quran, she rescues young men — including potential suicide bombers — who are being exploited by extremists. Afterwards, she ensures they receive job training and education, and helps them with the difficult process of reintegrating into their communities. Ms. Qadeem is also the national coordinator of Aman-o-Nisa, a coalition of women leaders throughout Pakistan striving to moderate violent extremism and promote understanding among diverse ethnic, religious, and political groups.
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