Nisha Ayub is a transgender rights activist from Malaysia. She started the SEED Foundation to help transgender people and Justice for Sisters for legal help.  In 2016, she received the International Women of Courage Award.
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. 
Awards[change | change source]
- Alison Des Forges Award from Human Rights Watch, 2015
- International women of courage Award from U.S. Department of State, 2016
Other websites[change | change source]
- 2016 International Women of Courage Awards, U.S. State Department photostream on Flickr
- Secretary's International Women of Courage Award (U.S. Department of State)
References[change | change source]
- "Nisha Ayub Among Recipients of 2016 U.S. International Women of Courage Award - U.S. Embassy in Malaysia". 30 March 2016. Archived from the original on 5 October 2016. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
- "Biographies of 2016 Award Winners".
- "Nisha Ayub, Malaysia". 10 August 2015.