Deeply influenced by the social inequalities around her and inspired by her father’s social work in her early age, Shad Begum would become a known figure nationally and internationally because of her determined struggle to improve the conditions of the marginalized segments, especially women, of her community in the northwest of Pakistan – a deeply religious and conservative area where Taliban publically executed men and women on non-conformity to their version of Islam.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Interview with Urdu VOA on March 8, 2012
Shad Begum is the recipient of International Women of Courage Award 2012. Talking to Muhammad Atif after receiving her award, she said this is a recognition of her efforts to improve the life of a common women in Pakistan.