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Read this colourful series about Eirliani Abdul Rahman’s preparation for a 700-mile ski trip to the Antarctica in December 2018. The purpose of the trip is to raise awareness for child sexual abuse survivors. In the article, Eirliani shares how she got to hear of this serious topic and how she launched the successful #FullStop to #childsexualabuse campaign in 2015. Now, she is about to combine political activism with her passion of the Antarctica.

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Eirliani Abdul Rahman

Eirliani Abdul Rahman is co-founder of YAKIN (Youth, Adult survivors & Kin In Need), an NGO working on child rights and child protection issues, and a member of Twitter’s Safety & Trust Council. She is also Director at the Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation.

In 2015, she led a successful campaign of the NGO Bachpan Bachao Andolan entitled #FullStop to #childsexualabuse in India. Eirliani served in the Singapore Foreign Service and was posted to Delhi as Political Counsellor. Prior to that, she was in Berlin as First Secretary (Political). Before becoming a diplomat, she was a development consultant in Almaty, Kazakhstan, where she worked with Harvard Business School’s Prof Michael Potter on the Kazakhstan Competitiveness Programme.

Eirliani won the 2015 BMW Foundation Responsible Young Leaders Award and is an Asian Forum on Global Governance Fellow. She writes for the Huffington Post and the India Today Group’s “DailyO” on issues concerning child online safety and child sexual abuse. She was featured in the book Majulah! 50 Years of the Malay/Muslim Community in Singapore. Eirliani edited Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi’s book Will for Children, a collection of essays on child labour.

An avid rock climber, Eirliani trains in Colorado and Singapore. She speaks English, German, Malay and Russian.  

 

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