EMAN Sharobeem's fight against forced marriage has been recognised.
She is one of six finalists for the Premier's award for NSW Woman of the Year.
For eight years, the manager of the Immigrant Women's Health Service in Fairfield has been helping girls aged 11 to 15 who were forced into wedlock.
The Champion spoke to Dr Sharobeem last November about the victims of forced marriage in Fairfield City.
"The road to eliminate and prevent human suffering of all kinds is too long," Dr Sharobeem said.
"For every woman out there feeling a victim of her circumstances, I say grow above and challenge your situation, move away from being a victim to victorious."
The NSW Woman of the Year awards celebrate inspirational women like Dr Sharobeem.
"I'm absolutely honoured: such an achievement, but I am sure many women out there deserve to be in equal place and more," Dr Sharobeem said.
"I believe all the finalists are winners. Any recognition of the hard work and dedication to lift hardship and encourage community harmony and early prevention of harm is well acknowledged."
But there's no rest for Dr Sharobeem as she continues to advocate for equality.
Smithfield MP Andrew Rohan said Abbotsbury's Dr Sharobeem was selected from more than 150 nominations.
"The judging panel had some hard decisions to make with so many extraordinary women nominated," he said.
"I believe she is a great role model for many women and she deserves this recognition."
The winner will be announced by Premier Barry O'Farrell at Parliament House on March 7.