On the 26th of September leaders, activists and artists gathered for the Marie Claire Future Shapers Awards 2017. In an evening that celebrates the successes and diverse contributions of women to civil society from not just the fashion field, our very own Fatima Zaman was among the awardees.
Shortlisted for her groundbreaking advocacy work and contributions to countering and preventing violent extremism, Fatima was named as one of Marie Claire’s Future Shapers and someone to watch for the Future!
Upon receiving the award our UK leader said she was delighted to be shortlisted and recognised for her work towards supporting young women reject violent extremism.
“It’s an incredible honour to be considered an influencer and shaper. Thank you to Marie Claire for this award. Everyone in this room is an inspiration. It’s not often the world of fashion meets the world of Countering violent extremism. Too often the CVE space has been focused on institutions. Less so has the work of municipal grassroots, youth movements been recognised for their integral work towards countering the greatest evil of our time – violent extremism. I’m pleased to be able to use this platform to raise awareness of the incredible role we can all play in making this world a safer, better and prosperous place to live in. That’s how I plan to shape the future!”
Extremely Together is delighted to congratulate Fatima Zaman on her recognition as a Future Shaper, and is also pleased to have been shortlisted by the Digital Communications Awards for its campaign countering violent extremism.