Friday, September 24, 2021
Markfed Sept to Nov

mrsptu

Innocent Admission

US honours Pak activist Jalila Haider with International Women of Courage Award

- Advertisement -

Islamabad, March 5, 2020 –

The US State Department has honoured Pakistani human rights activist and lawyer Jalila Haider with its International Women of Courage Award (IWCA) for her fight against violence meted out to women in public spaces, it was reported.

The Department on Wednesday announced the recipients of award for the year 2020 to honour 12 women across the world, including Haider, reports The News International.

According to a statement by the Department, the award recognises women, around the globe, who have demonstrated exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for peace, justice, human rights, gender equality and women’s empowerment at great personal risk.

It said that Haider was the “Iron Lady of Balochistan”. She is the founder of the ‘We the Humans’ non-profit, aimed at liftinng local communities by strengthening opportunities for vulnerable women and children.

She has fought against violence against women in public spaces, The News International quoted the Department statement as saying.

Haider specialises in defending women’s rights and provides free counselling and legal services to poverty affected women.

She is the female attorney of the Hazara community and had also led a peaceful hunger strike to recognise the right to life for members of the ethnic group.  (Agency)

- Advertisement -

Yes Punjab - TOP STORIES

Punjab News

Sikh News

Transfers, Postings, Promotions

- Advertisement -spot_img

Stay Connected

20,369FansLike
112,346FollowersFollow

ENTERTAINMENT

National

GLOBAL

OPINION

Bike Riding on Road

All About Third-Party Bike Insurance Explained

Your bike is a reward for the hard work that is invested, and protecting your asset is a necessity. If you own a bike,...
Narendra Modi Joe Biden

On eve of Biden-Modi summit; a primer on what Biden needs, wants, and will ask from India – by Robinder Sachdev

When US President Joe Biden and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi sit down for their first-ever personal meeting, and bilateral, at the White House...
Congress Flag

Congress’ revival journey: It’s all about making the right beginning – by Nirendra Dev

Do not be surprised if another veteran Congressman, Lal Thanhawla from Mizoram , also steps aside like Capt Amarinder Singh in Punjab. The Congress...

SPORTS

Health & Fitness

Alzheimer

Does all memory loss indicate Alzheimer’s Disease?

New Delhi, Sep 21, 2021- While memory loss is most often associated with the elderly, more and more young people today are having trouble remembering things. Are all these a sign of Alzheimer's? No, say doctors. According to doctors, multiple factors are responsible for the youth tending to forget things. These include lack of sleep, too much screen time on...

Gadgets & Tech

error: Content is protected !!