Our

Mission

Movers. Shakers. Changemakers.

We are MOVERS, SHAKERS, and CHANGE-MAKERS. We are passionate about making a difference for the causes we care about, and inspiring others to do the same. Our mission is to share stories, create change, and challenge norms through unique multimedia, development projects and transformative events. We use social media and journalism to spark meaningful conversations about world issues, and raise awareness about how viewers can take action for different causes. We are challenging the norms of media, and transforming the traditional media styles of informing the world about problems, by including ways that people can directly take action for the issues we feature. We share meaningful stories about work that is being done or we are doing, to solve issues related to climate justice, gender equality, as well as inclusivity and diversity. We are advocates, activists, journalists and filmmakers, who are combining our passions for changing the world, and giving our viewers the chance to join us in our efforts.
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ABOUT THE FOUNDERS

Activists | Journalists | Global Citizens | Leaders 

Maryam and Nivaal at Walt Disney World during the launch of Disney and Girl Up's #DreamBigPrincess project, in which they were filmmakers.

Maryam and Nivaal at the G7 Finance Ministers and Development Ministers meetings in Whistler, British Columbia, reporting for the MalalaFund.

Maryam and Nivaal Rehman are 18-year-old twins living in Canada, who have been activists ever since they were eight years old. They have worked in their local and global community for causes such as girls' education in Pakistan and around the world, along with running several clubs in their school including Students Together Against Racism, Model United Nations, Youth In Action and Environmental Club to name a few. Their leadership experience has included the various conferences they have organized including the International Women's Day conference they held through the Girl Up club (a UN initiative) that they launched at their school, the Durham Secondary School Symposium Conference and the Girl Up Toronto Summit. 

In 2016, they began their YouTube channel called “The World With MNR” to inspire others to change the world. Through their channel, they covered many events including the 2-day Social Good Summit by Mashable and the United Nations in New York City, WE Day Toronto and events with the Blue Dot movement. 

 

Their activism has led them to receiving the Governor General's Caring Canadian Award (now the Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers) along with the Being ME Rising Muslimah award and the Canada 150 Youth Champion award by MP Celina. Furthermore, they have been featured in the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail, India Today, Whitby This Week and the Durham Chronicle newspapers among others because of their efforts to make a difference. 

 

They have also had the opportunity to interview PM Trudeau and Malala Yousufzai when Malala was in Canada as part of her Girl Power Trip in 2017. They are continuing their activism through volunteering, traveling and sharing their experiences to inspire others through their social media and their YouTube channel, The World With MNR. 

In 2018, they were filmmakers for Disney's Dream Big Princess Project, alongside 21 other incredible young girls from around the world - three of which are also contributors for this website!

 

The twins also lead the Girl Up Canada Coalition and bring clubs from around Canada together to host initiatives and events for the Girl Up Campaign.

Most recently, they launched a documentary on girls' education in Pakistan for which they travelled to Pakistan from February until April in 2019. The documentary highlights the work that is being done to improve the state of girls' education within their village, along with featuring individuals from various industries who are working to improve Pakistan as a whole. For a full list of projects and initiatives that Maryam and Nivaal have been a part of, see the section below.

Maryam and Nivaal interviewing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Malala Yousufzai during her Girl Power Trip's Stop in Canada.

maryam and Nivaal's Experience

Community

Events

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International Women's Day Conference

at Sinclair Secondary School, 2017

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Durham Secondary School Symposium

at Sinclair Secondary School, 2017

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2nd Sinclair's Got Culture Talent Show

at Sinclair Secondary School, 2017

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World Environment Day Event

with the Blue Dot Campaign, 2017

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Girls' Night In Event

at Sinclair Secondary School, 2018

Project Managers,

3rd Sinclair's Got Culture Talent Show

at Sinclair Secondary School, 2018

Under Secretary Generals,

Sinclair Model United Nations Conference

at Durham District School Board Office, Feb. 2018

Project Managers,

Girl Up Speaker Series

at Sinclair Secondary School, 2018

Secretary Generals,

Sinclair Model United Nations Conference

at Durham District School Board Office, Dec. 2018

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4th Sinclair's Got Culture Talent Show

at Sinclair Secondary School, 2019

Project Managers,

2nd Girls' Night In Event

at Sinclair Secondary School, 2019

Fundraisers

Speaking Engagements

Projects

For a full list of current projects

and initiatives, visit the link below:

Project Managers,

He Named Me Malala Screening

at Sinclair Secondary School, 2016

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2nd Inside Ride Event

at Sinclair Secondary School, 2016

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Girl Up Toronto Summit

at Centennial College, 2017

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3rd Inside Ride Event

at Sinclair Secondary School, 2017 

Project Managers,

Girl Up Canada Summit

at the University of Toronto, 2018

Durham Secondary School Symposium

at Sinclair Secondary School, 2017

Being ME Conference

at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 2017

Franconnexion Conference

at Durham District School Board, 2017

Student Voice Conference

at Durham District School Board, 2017

Rotary Club Meeting

at Whitby Sunrise Rotary Club, 2018

Make Your Mark Women's Empowerment Conference

at Durham District School Board, 2018

Mental Health Awareness Movie Night

at Ontario Shores, 2018
 

Walk the Talk Conference

with the Business and Professional Women of Durham

Whitby, Canada 2018

DDSB Bullying Awareness Conference

at Durham District School Board, 2018

Social Media Conclave Meetup

with Volunteer Force Pakistan

Faisalabad, Pakistan, 2019

International Women's Day Conference

with Pakistan Red Crescent Society

Islamabad, Pakistan, 2019

Social Media Conclave Conference

with Volunteer Force Pakistan

Faisalabad, Pakistan, 2019

Young Leaders' Summit

with Positive Pakistan 

Islamabad, Pakistan, 2019

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