Aahung, a Karachi-based non-governmental organisation, has received the Joan B Dunlop award from the International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) for its ground-breaking work on reproductive health and rights.
The organisation aims to improve reproductive health of men, women and adolescents across Pakistan. The NGO also won the Human Rights Tulip Award in 2013.
“I can think of no one more deserving of the Joan B Dunlop award,” said Francoise Girard, President of IWHC.
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“Sheena’s deep commitment to Pakistan’s young people embodies Joan Dunlop’s tenacity in prioritising the human rights of women and girls during her lifetime. Under Sheena Hadi’s leadership, Aahung is ensuring that thousands of young people can make choices about their lives and plan their own futures.”
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said Aisha Ijaz, Programme Manager at Aahung said, "Aahung is so proud and honored to receive this award."
"We look forward to furthering our commitment to ensure that all young people in Pakistan have access to quality reproductive health information and services."