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Pakistani Activist Tabassum Adnan Wins Nelson Mandela Award 2016
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Published: Apr 29, 2016

Tabassum Adnan, a women’s rights activist from Swat valley, won the prestigious Nelson Mandela – Graça Machel Innovation Award 2016 on Thursday.

She won the award for the individual activist category on the concluding day of the International Civil Society Week (ICSW) held from April 25-28.

PHOTO: @KHWENDOJIRGA
PHOTO: @KHWENDOJIRGA

In 2015, Tabassum Adnan, founder of NGO Khwendo Jirga, or Sister’s Council, a women-only jirga was awarded the Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award in recognition of her services of women’s rights.

Source: bbc.com
Source: bbc.com

The winners of the 2016 Innovation Awards were publicly announced at Ceremony held on 28 April, as part of International Civil Society Week (ICSW), which was hosted by CIVICUS, in collaboration with the Confederación Colombiana de ONG from 25 to 28 April, 2016, in Bogotá, Colombia.