Muniba Mazari appointed UN's first woman Goodwill Ambassador to Pakistan

Published: December 11, 2015


ISLAMABAD: The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women has named Muniba Mazari as Pakistan’s first female Goodwill Ambassador to advance gender equality and empowerment of women.

Speaking on the occasion, Muniba Mazari said, “I am a strong supporter of UN Women and the role in ending gender-based discrimination, and to work  towards gender equality.”

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In her new role as National Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women Pakistan, artist-activist-writer, singer and speaker, Muniba will dedicate her efforts towards for the empowerment of women and girls.

In a tweet, Mazari said, “We need to educate both men and women that if we empower one woman, we empower whole generation!”

Muniba, who has been in the wheelchair for the last seven years after a car accident that left her with spinal cord injury, has represented the voice of women, men, girls and boys across Pakistan on important issues of gender inequality and discrimination.

Jamshed Kazi, Country Representative for UN Women Pakistan said while announcing Mazari’s name, “We are thrilled and honored to have Muniba Mazari as UN Women Pakistan’s first Goodwill Ambassador.”

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Dec 11, 2015 - 9:39PM

    Who in the world is muniba Mazari and what good does her appointment as a goodwill ambassador serve us?Recommend

  • Zahid Jamil
    Dec 11, 2015 - 10:27PM

    Mashallah! Mubarek. Well deserved.Recommend

  • Riaz
    Dec 11, 2015 - 11:16PM

    Actually she is a well-connected elite -who has been cashing her disability – a result of unfortunate car accident a few years ago.. Now she charges lacs as a motivational speaker and tells the story of her disability. Argh.. no special person, who has achieved something, likes to talk about his/her disability as they want to be treated like a normal person.Recommend

  • Parvez
    Dec 12, 2015 - 1:07AM

    An amazing person……….and a well deserved honor for her.Recommend

  • Shahid
    Dec 12, 2015 - 6:32AM

    Fact Check: In 2010, singer Hadiqa Kiani became the first woman from Pakistan to be a UN Goodwill Ambassador.What you meant was the first Pakistani woman to be a UNW Goodwill Ambassador*Recommend

  • Haji Atiya
    Dec 12, 2015 - 5:32PM

    Since we have a legion of ‘badwill’ ambassadors in all manner and form roaming the planet these days, anyone pushing the goodwill agenda is surely welcome !Recommend

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