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Hajra Khan

Football Player and Captain, Pakistan

Hajra is captain of the Pakistan women’s national football team. She was the first Pakistani women footballer to sign an international contract in 2014. This captain is challenging preconceptions in her homeland and beyond as she leads a fight for equality and recognition. She is creating an NGO to combat the stigma of mental illness among professional athletes and starting an academy to provide girls with direction from a younger age. She continues to campaign for equal pay and for gender equality as well as overcoming mental health taboos.