Brother says such successes inspire activist to succeed in for greater peaks.
Tabassum Adnan. PHOTO: FILE
SWAT: Pakistani activist Tabassum Adnan gained the distinguished 2016 Nelson Mandela-Graca Machel Innovation Award on Thursday.
Adnan hails from Saidu Shareef in Swat and was born in 1975. She accomplished her intermediate in effective arts from a level school.
Tabassum was married off at thirteen and divorced her husband after 20 years. She is the mom of 4 youngsters and a sufferer of home violence.
An area for ladies
After the safety state of affairs deteriorated in Swat, she raised a voice for ladies and took the initiative to type the Khwendo Jirga to deal with their points.
Historically, Pukhtun ladies will not be allowed to carry jirgas because it offends the male-dominant mindset. It’s largely troublesome for ladies to carry jirgas in Okay-P’s patriarchal society, however her bravery and freethinking made her aim attainable.
“Consequently, many ladies are benefitting from Tabassum’s providers,” her brother Irfan Hussain informed The Categorical Tribune.
After the jirga was constituted, she held seminars and carried out conferences highlighting the significance of girls’s proper to vote.
“All of us are overwhelmed with pleasure over her success and the award provides to our willpower to work for ladies,” Hussain stated.
Earlier, she gained the 2015 Secretary of State’s Worldwide Lady of Braveness Award as a sufferer of home violence who’s preventing for the rights of different ladies. In 2013, she was awarded the Human Defenders Award.
After Malala Yousafzai’s Nobel Peace Prize, ladies from Swat have been on the receiving finish of prestigious awards, thus displaying their talents and willpower.
Earlier in 2015, Hadiqa Basheer from Swat clinched the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award for her providers.
Revealed in The Categorical Tribune, April 30th, 2016.
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