Sonita Alizadeh

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Sonita Alizadeh (Persian: سونیتا علیزاده‎; born 1996) is an Afghan rapper and activist who has been vocal against forced marriages. Alizadeh first gained attention when she released "Brides for Sale," a video in which she raps about daughters being sold into marriage by their families. With the help of Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami, an Iranian documentary filmmaker who over three years documented her story in the film Sonita, Alizadeh filmed the video to escape a marriage her parents were planning for her, even though it is illegal for women to sing publicly in Iran, where she was living at the time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sonita Alizadeh has received more than 187,463 page views. Her biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Sonita Alizadeh is the 508th most popular social activist, the 102nd most popular biography from Afghanistan and the 3rd most popular Afghan Social Activist.

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  • 15

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  • 6.39

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  • 1.47

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Among social activists, Sonita Alizadeh ranks 508 out of 544Before her are Anna Hutsol, Nathan Law, Gauri Lankesh, Asmaa Mahfouz, Ahed Tamimi, and Nikolay Alexeyev. After her are Lamiya Haji Bashar, Enric Duran, Aliaa Magda Elmahdy, Irom Chanu Sharmila, Tarana Burke, and Cindy Sheehan.

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Among people born in 1996, Sonita Alizadeh ranks 178Before her are Maximilian Eggestein, Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, Sam Berns, Madeline Carroll, Christian Coleman, and Ryoyu Kobayashi. After her are Harry Winks, Stefanie Scott, Lele Pons, Joshua Cheptegei, Kostas Tsimikas, and Donovan Mitchell.

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In Afghanistan

Among people born in Afghanistan, Sonita Alizadeh ranks 102 out of 108Before her are Abdul Ghani Baradar (1968), Zablon Simintov (1960), Dadullah (1966), Malalai Joya (1978), Rohullah Nikpai (1987), and Nadia Nadim (1988). After her are Niloofar Rahmani (1992), Zohib Islam Amiri (1990), Faysal Shayesteh (1991), Fatima Bhutto (1982), Mohammad Nabi (1985), and Islam Bibi (1974).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In Afghanistan

Among social activists born in Afghanistan, Sonita Alizadeh ranks 3Before her are Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī (1837) and Meena Keshwar Kamal (1956).

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