2021 International Women of Courage Award Goes To Muskan Khatun From Nepal

Prestigious International Women of Courage (IWOC) Award for Muskan Khatun’s work to finish acid attacks. Embassy of the United States in Nepal has declared that First Girl of the United States Jill Biden and Secretary of State Tony Blinken will sponsor an electronic event on March 8, the International Women’s Day.

Embassy of the United States in Nepal has declared that Around the world that have shown exceptional leadership and courage in Empowerment, often at great personal risk and sacrifice, said the US Diplomatic assignment in Nepal, The Himalayan Times reported.

World who have shown exceptional leadership and courage in advocating for peace, justice, human rights, gender equality, and women’s empowerment, often at great personal risk and sacrifice, said the US diplomatic mission in Nepal.

Muskan Khatun

Laureate, because of her advocacy work for women and women in Pakistan.

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In 2019, in Age 15, Muskan became the victim of an acid attack for rejecting A boy’s progress. She suffered severe burns on her chest, face, and palms. Her recovery was debilitating and continues to this day.

Nevertheless, Muskan turned into a tragedy into an Chance to bring About a shift in Nepal. Facing threats and societal stress, Muskan lobbied for stronger legislation and punishments for acid attacks. She met with Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who called for a new law to be drafted for acid attacks, also issued an ordinance penalizing perpetrators and controlling the selling of substances.

Muskan’s leadership has been critical In bringing about the shift. The US Embassy in Nepal stated, it’s pleased to support and foster the progress of women’s and girls’ rights in Nepal.

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To see the IWOC Award Ceremony, view to the US Embassy Facebook webpage, on Monday, March 8, 8:30 pm.

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