Monday, 2 May 2016

Muniba Mazari appointed UN's first woman Goodwill Ambassador to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women has named Muniba Mazari as Pakistan’s first female Goodwill Ambassador to advance gender equality and empowerment of women.

Speaking on the occasion, Muniba Mazari said, “I am a strong supporter of UN Women and the role in ending gender-based discrimination, and to work towards gender equality.”

In her new role as National Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women Pakistan, artist-activist-writer, singer and speaker, Muniba will dedicate her efforts towards for the empowerment of women and girls.

In a tweet, Mazari said, “We need to educate both men and women that if we empower one woman, we empower whole generation!”

Muniba, who has been in the wheelchair for the last seven years after a car accident that left her with spinal cord injury, has represented the voice of women, men, girls and boys across Pakistan on important issues of gender inequality and discrimination.

Jamshed Kazi, Country Representative for UN Women Pakistan said while announcing Mazari’s name, “We are thrilled and honored to have Muniba Mazari as UN Women Pakistan’s first Goodwill Ambassador.”

To mark the 16th Day of Activism against gender-based violence, Saudi Pak Tower turned orange in colour.

The campaign ORANGE color reflects a bright and optimistic future for women and girls, and a life free from violence and discrimination.

-Express Tribune

No comments:

Post a Comment