First Sikh woman to represent US at human rights summit – Naureen Singh

First female American Sikh selected as the delegate for the United States at the International Human Rights Summit.

Naureen Singh, a 23 year old from the state of Colorado, has just been selected as the delegate for the United States at the International Human Rights Summit. Naureen will be travelling to the United Nations headquarters with 50 other leaders from around the world to discuss human rights and the importance of human rights education. For the first time representing the United States at this summit will be a Sikh-American.

Naureen is the current policy director for Colorado Sikhs, and has been an advocate for marginalized groups since college. She has interned at the White House Initiative for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, SALDEF, as well as the U.S Equal Employment Opportunities Commission. Most recently, Naureen worked with Mile Hi Church on one of the largest sikh services to take place in a church.

Naureen is “absolutely honored and thrilled to be representing her community, identity, and country on this international stage.”

She hopes to take away key leadership skills, strengthen relationships between the USA with many other countries, as well as speak at the U.N about her identity as a Sikh-American and how that correlates with her fight for human rights everywhere.