Jalila Haider, a woman from Hazara Pakistan is featured in British Broadcasting Corporation’s (BBC) ‘100 Women of 2019’ list.
Jalila is basically a human rights lawyer. She actively works for the protection of women’s rights’ in Pakistan. She provides free legal services to underprivileged women across Pakistan.
She runs a non-profit organization called ‘We the Humans’. This organization provides women and children of her community with opportunities.
BBC enlisted Jalila as the ‘first woman lawyer from the Hazara community.’ She gained respect and popularity when back in 2018 she decided to go on a hunger strike as she demanded protection for her people. Similarly, she raised her voice against the Hazara killings and the missing persons in Balochistan.
Being featured among the world’s top 100 women was a moment of immense pride for Jalila.
She tweeted, “Wow, This is an honor for me that I am among the @BBC100women list 2019 from Pakistan. I want to congratulate Parveen Ahanger @_APDP also to be among the list. More power to the brave women of Kashmir.@nighatdad @mariaItarana @BBCWorld @BBCUrdu @IsmatShahjahan https://twitter.com/TahirImran/status/1184370735793483776 …”
Furthermore, she congratulated Parveen Ahanger, the leading human rights activist from the Indian Occupied Kashmir for being featured on the BBC list.
Other known names in the list include Precious Adams from the US, first female town Mayor Zarifa Ghafari from Afghanistan and Jasmine Akter from the Rohingya community.
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