The Taliban have denied the allegations.
Among her accomplishments, Gulalai Ismail heads an organisation seeking to challenge the culture of violence and harassment against women in Pakistan.
The programme is currently running at jails in Peshawar and Mardan. Authorities are looking to expand the programme even further.
Caitlan Coleman and Joshua Boyle were kidnapped by the Taliban while backpacking in Afghanistan in 2012, and they appeared in a hostage video in December last year pleading for their release.