Obaid-Chinoy and acid-burn survivor Zakia receive a joint award

Published: November 2, 2012
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Academy Award winning film-maker and acid-burn survivor receive recognition for documentary Saving Face.

Academy Award winning film-maker and acid-burn survivor receive recognition for documentary Saving Face.

Academy Award winning film-maker and acid-burn survivor receive recognition for documentary Saving Face. Academy Award winning film-maker and acid-burn survivor receive recognition for documentary Saving Face. Academy Award winning film-maker and acid-burn survivor receive recognition for documentary Saving Face. Academy Award winning film-maker and acid-burn survivor receive recognition for documentary Saving Face.

Academy Award winning film-maker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, along with acid-burn survivor Zakia, will jointly receive the Glamour Women of the Year Award for the documentary Saving Face.

The award ceremony, organised by Glamour magazine, will be held on November 12 in New York, according to a press release.

“I am humbled to be given this honour. I hope my story instills hope in other women and gives them the courage to speak and stand up for themselves,” said Zakia, on being awarded her first international award for her advocacy on behalf of survivors of acid-related violence.

In appreciation of this joint award, Obaid-Chinoy added: “I am delighted to be sharing the award with a brave woman like Zakia. She embodies the resilient spirit of a Pakistani woman. Her determination to seek justice should be an inspiration for all.”

The annual award ceremony, started in 1989, honours extraordinary and inspirational women from various fields.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 3rd, 2012.

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  • Fariha
    Nov 3, 2012 - 3:22AM

    CONGRATULATIONS and keep up the good work obaid chinoy

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  • Lt Col Imtiaz Alam(retd)
    Nov 3, 2012 - 8:18PM

    The Doctor deserves an Award.Recommend

  • Rebecca
    Nov 7, 2012 - 10:08AM

    The more I see about woman standing up for themselves I see the next generation of woman strong enough to run government and change laws to benifit victims rights! You empower woman everywhere in the world. We will pray for success in the not to distant future, keep up the great work! Peace

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