Nishath was born in Naogaon district. She is the second child of her parents: A.K.M. Nuruzzaman and Selima Banu. Nishath completed her education at Dhaka University and has since gained diversified professional experience with government and non-government organizations in Bangladesh. Her expertise is in the field of formal and non-formal education, public administration, advocacy, communications, external engagement, gender and development, and community empowerment. She is a columnist at the leading Bangla Newspapers of Bangladesh including the Prothom Alo. Child rights, child protection and gender equality are the core areas of her writing. She writes storybooks for children with meaningful messages and contributes regularly to national children’s magazines. She has been awarded the UNICEF Meena Media Award in 2018 and 2019 for her creative writing for children.
Nishath is a regular contributor to the leading national dailies of Bangladesh. Her writings center on child rights, child protection, good governance, equality and inclusiveness. Her writings can be often found in the Prothom Alo, the Samakal, and Amader Somoy.
Nishath is actively engaged in right based policy formulation and amendments. She is a prominent voice in the policy dialogues from local to global platform. She also contributes for the better implementations of the laws and policies through her active engagement with media.
Nishath’s first book: ‘Nipur Rongin Ekdin’ received the Unicef Meena Media Award in 2018. Since then she has written 18 books for children. The following year, in 2019, ‘Sobar Bondhu Piku’ also received the Unicef Meena Media Award in the creative writing category.
Nishath is always actively pursuing her passion projects along with fulfilling her professional roles working with different government and non-government, national and international organizations. Alongside her professional journey, Nishath also makes room to consult on the promotion of child rights, good governance, youth engagement and gender equality, creative writing, workshop facilitation, and motivational speaking.
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