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Passu: Leader, Influencer, Heroine

Pazilaiti “Passu” Simayjiang (Pezilet Ismailjan) was still a minor when she co-founded the Feministinen puolue (Feminist Party of Finland). She was elected as Vice President of the party when she turned 18 in 2017. Passu has also worked for the City of Helsinki as a member of the Youth Council of Helsinki Culture and Leisure Board. She is often in the public eye, speaking on pertinent social issues and promoting awareness of the plight of the Uyghur people.

She has spoken about islamophobia on Kioski, which can be seen here: All Muslim Panel

Passu also participated in the annual Transatlantic Inclusion Leaders Network workshop in Belgium as one of the 32 young leaders representing 25 countries across Europe and the United States. Here she is speaking on a panel at the European Parliament about women’s advancement in political office: You Can't Be What You Can't See

She was featured in the Finnish children’s book, Sankaritarinoita tytöille (Heroine Stories for Girls), along with 59 other bold Finnish women from different decades. Find more info about the book here: Goodreads

Kauppalehti, one of Finland’s leading commerce-oriented newspapers, named Passu among the 35 young Finnish influencers who are changing the world. Watch Passu at 1:20 here: Video

Keep on leading the way forward Passu!

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