Tostan founder Molly Melching was honored with a Women of Impact Award at the 4th Annual Women in the World Summit, hosted by Newsweek and the Daily Beast in New York last week. The Women of Impact Award recognizes extraordinary women leaders from around the globe who mobilize action on the ground to overcome harmful traditions and ensure the rights of women and girls.
Molly Melching received the award alongside Argentinian activist Susana Trimarco, who has worked tirelessly to put an end to human trafficking since her daughter disappeared over a decade ago, and 17-year old Ugandan chess champion, Phiona Mutesi. In a surprise announcement, two of the summit’s stars, Humaira Bachal and Khalida Brohi, were also called up on stage to receive an award for their courageous activism supporting girls’ right to education in Pakistan. Each winner will receive a grant of $25,000 to help them to continue their inspirational work.
Read more about all of the honorees on the Women in the World website.