Munizae Jahangir receives UN Human Rights Prize on her mother’s behalf

Munizae Jahangir, daughter of the late lawyer and human rights activist Asma Jahangir, has obtained the 2018 United Nations Human Rights Prize on the behalf of her mom.

Asma had been introduced as one of many 4 winners of the quinquennial prize in October.

The announcement had been made via the official Twitter account of UN Normal Meeting President Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces.

“Right now I introduced the 2018 winners of the UN Human Rights Prize,” she had tweeted earlier than naming Asma and three different recipients, including: “Your work is an inspiration to us.”

Tanzanian activist Rebeca Gyumi, Brazil’s first indigenous lawyer Joenia Wapixana and Eire’s human rights organisation Entrance Line Defenders are the opposite three recipients of the honour.

Receiving the award on her late mom’s behalf on Tuesday, Munizae devoted it to Pakistani girls and their braveness.

It’s value mentioning right here that Asma turns into the fourth Pakistani girl to be awarded the UN Human Rights Prize. Earlier than her, Begum Ra’Ana Liaquat Ali Khan (1978), Benazir Bhutto (2008) and Malala Yousufzai (2013) had been accorded the honour.

Asma, who handed away in February this yr, was identified for her outspoken nature and unrelenting pursuit for human rights in addition to for remaining undaunted within the face of utmost stress and opposition.

She can also be remembered as a champion of the disenfranchised and for her companies in direction of constructing a democratic and extra inclusive Pakistan.