Chime for change: My name is Rukkaiya and my dream is to be a lawyer


18-year-old Rukaiyya believes that only the rich get timely justice in Pakistan. She wants to be a lawyer and help anyone whose rights are being violated. “The world can only be a better place if there is justice for all,” says Rukaiyya in a video produced for the global Chime for Change (CFC) campaign. Rukaiyya is a 9th grader who studies at Government Girls Secondary School President House and is already passionate about which career path to take in future.

Rukaiyya has 14 siblings; her father was the caretaker of a mosque, ever since his demise her brother has shouldered the responsibility of the mosque as well as an adjoining shrine. She dreams of a place where girls would be treated equally. “It is necessary for girls to have equal opportunity so they can fulfill their dream.”

This video is second in the five-part series produced by Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy (SOC) Films which focuses on young girls in Pakistan who aspire to have careers ahead in their life. The campaign, founded by Gucci, aims to convene, unite and strengthen the voices speaking out for girls and women around the world.