Wasfia Nazreen comes from Bangladesh- a country where maternal mortality rate is very high. Where more than 50% of the married women face physical and mental violence within their home.
From her college days she had this dream- to work for women, to work with women. She traveled through borders to provide art therapy to abused women. Bangladesh has a booming industry of sex slaves and human trafficking, she worked with international organization, providing help to women who got forced into doing this work.
What she needed was more media attention, more exposure for the causes that she cared so deeply about. How can you attract people’s attention in a positive way? How can you fulfill your dream? What unique way is there to do something that will bring in international aid for women’s support?
Well, she did find her way. On November 18, 2015, Wasfia Nazreen became the first Bangladeshi ever to have climbed the seven summits of this world, the highest peaks of all the continents.
Here is the documentary made on the achievement of this fierce adventurer:
(After receiving media attention for her climbing feats, she launched the Osel Foundation in 2016, an educational institute set in the outdoors. At the Ösel Foundation, Nazreen uses backpacking, camping, trekking, climbing, and other outdoor activities to empower young women, so that they can identify the “mountains” in their lives and climb them. Her initiative to change the lives of young female kids is now recognized world-wide.)