Meet the brave Pakistani woman working to end honour killings in her village
LAHORE (Staff Report) - Khalida Brohi, a girl from a small village in Balochistan, is the founder and executive director of the Sughar Empowerment Society, a nonprofit social enterprise in Pakistan dedicated towards providing tribal and rural women opportunities to grow their skills as well as learn leadership skills in an environment of growth and development.
Through Sughar, Brohi's aim over the next 10 years is to change the lives of one million women in Pakistan.
The courageous woman has been named in Newsweek magazine's 25 under 25; awarded the "Woman of Impact Award" by the Women in the World Foundation, Women Excellence Award by national Government of Pakistan; the Young Champion Award from the University of Singapore; and the Unreasonable Institute Fellowship Award. Brohi has addressed numerous global forums, and has received recognition from Oprah Winfrey, CNN correspondent Christiane Amanpour, and the former American President Bill Clinton.
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