Rights activist Muskan Khatun wins IWOC Award

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Muskan Khatun Rights Activist won the International Women of Courage Award (IWOC) on March 8th 2021 (Falgun 24 2077) on the virtual event presented by US First Lady Dr. Jill Biden and Secretary of  State Tony Blinken. Muskan has been awarded for her work to end acid attacks. 

 

The IWOC Award  recognizes women from around the world who have shown extraordinary courage and leadership in fighting for peace, justice, human rights, gender equality, and women's empowerment, sometimes at great personal risk and sacrifice.

 

"Despite this, Muskan turned a tragedy into an opportunity to bring about change in Nepal. Facing threats and social pressure, Muskan lobbied for stronger laws and punishments for acid attacks. She met with Prime Minister K.P. Oli who called for a new law to be drafted for acid attacks, and issued an ordinance punishing perpetrators and regulating the sale of chemicals," said the US Embassy in Kathmandu said in its official website.



मुस्कान खातुन अधिकार कार्यकर्ताले मार्च २०२१ (फाल्गुन २४ २०७७) मा अमेरिकाको प्रथम महिला डा। जिल बिडेन र विदेश मन्त्री टोनी ब्लाइन्केनले प्रस्तुत गरेको भर्चुअल कार्यक्रममा अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय महिलाको साहस पुरस्कार (IWOC) जीते।

 

आईडब्ल्यूओसी पुरस्कारले प्रायजसो ठुलो व्यक्तिगत जोखिम र त्यागमा शान्ति, न्याय, मानव अधिकार, लैङ्गिक समानता, र महिला सशक्तीकरणको वकालत गर्ने असाधारण साहस र नेतृत्व प्रदर्शन गरेका विश्वभरका महिलाको सम्मान गर्दछ ।