Nisha Ayub

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Nisha Ayub and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in 2016

Nisha Ayub is a transgender rights activist from Malaysia. She started the the SEED Foundation to help transgender people and Justice for Sisters for legal help. [1] In 2016, she received the International Women of Courage Award.[2]

When Nisha was 21 years old, she was sentenced to prison under Sharia law (Islamic law) for wearing women's clothing. When she got out of prison, she started working for the rights of transgender people in Malaysia. [3]

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  1. "Nisha Ayub Among Recipients of 2016 U.S. International Women of Courage Award - U.S. Embassy in Malaysia". 30 March 2016.
  2. "Biographies of 2016 Award Winners".
  3. "Nisha Ayub, Malaysia". 10 August 2015.