Tribute to fearless Pakistani women who made us proud in 2015.

 

Pakistan is filled with strong versatile women, who fight everyday battles to break taboos and stigmatized social roles – they make us proud. Here is our tribute to a few of the fearless ladies who broke the norm in 2015.

 

Thirteen-year-old Hadiqa Bashir has earned international recognition by being awarded the third Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award for dedicating her life to ending the practice of child marriages in Pakistan. Source: dawn.com
Thirteen-year-old Hadiqa Bashir has earned international recognition by being awarded the third Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award for dedicating her life to ending the practice of child marriages in Pakistan.
Source: dawn.com

 

Shamim Akhtar from Rawalpindi is Pakistan’s first female truck driver. Akhtar, 53, decided to step out of Pakistan's traditional domestic rule which requires women to stay home. Source:tribune.com.pk
Shamim Akhtar from Rawalpindi is Pakistan’s first female truck driver. Akhtar, 53, decided to step out of Pakistan’s traditional domestic rule which requires women to stay home.
Source:tribune.com.pk

 

Peshawar- Gulalai Ismail, a 28-year-old Pakistani human rights activist from Peshawar, has been awarded the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Award for Excellence in Development Work. Source: nation.com.pk
Peshawar- Gulalai Ismail, a 28-year-old Pakistani human rights activist from Peshawar, has been awarded the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Award for Excellence in Development Work. Source: nation.com.pk

 

Ms Fatima works for the betterment of bonded labor in Pakistan as the elected general secretary of the Bonded Labour Liberation Front Pakistan (BLLF). She was honored with a Global Citizen award for Leadership in Civil Society during the Clinton Global Citizen award ceremony in New York. Source: newstribe.com
Ms Fatima works for the betterment of bonded labor in Pakistan as the elected general secretary of the Bonded Labour Liberation Front Pakistan (BLLF). She was honored with a Global Citizen award for Leadership in Civil Society during the Clinton Global Citizen award ceremony in New York. Source: newstribe.com

 

On December 10, Muniba Mazari was named Pakistan’s first female Goodwill Ambassador by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women to advance gender equality and empowerment of women. Source: pakistantoday.com.pk
On December 10, Muniba Mazari was named Pakistan’s first female Goodwill Ambassador by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women to advance gender equality and empowerment of women. Source: pakistantoday.com.pk

 

Dr Mehar Taj Roghani was elected the first ever deputy speaker for the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly. She was elected on December 22 after winning the assembly elections. Source: pakistantoday.com.pk
Dr Mehar Taj Roghani was elected the first ever deputy speaker for the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly. She was elected on December 22 after winning the assembly elections. Source: pakistantoday.com.pk

 

Her book I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education and Changed the World written by Neela Vaswani won the Grammy Award for Best Children’s album this year. Source: wikipedia
Her book I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education and Changed the World written by Neela Vaswani won the Grammy Award for Best Children’s album this year.
Source: wikipedia

 

Nosheen Lone A Pakistani woman won the Best Woman Award in a competition for female entrepreneurs held in the United Kingdom. Source: aajtv.com
Nosheen Lone A Pakistani woman won the Best Woman Award in a competition for female entrepreneurs held in the United Kingdom. Source: aajtv.com

 

Pakistani CEO Maheen Rahman of Alfalah GHP Investment Management makes it to Forbes 40 under-40 Female Executives 2015 Source: brandsynario.com
Pakistani CEO Maheen Rahman of Alfalah GHP Investment Management makes it to Forbes 40 under-40 Female Executives 2015 Source: brandsynario.com

 

Shazia Perveen, 25, from Vehari District, South Punjab became Pakistan’s and perhaps all of Asia’s first female fire-fighter. Perveen is one more name on a long list of women on a mission to break social taboos in the society. Source: pakistantoday.com.pk
Shazia Perveen, 25, from Vehari District, South Punjab became Pakistan’s, breaking social taboos in the society. Source: tribune.com.pk