“Triumphed over fear”- Muskan Khatun bags 2021 International Women of Courage Award

A moment to commemorate as country's daughter Muskan Khatun grabs International Women of Courage Award for 2021.

“Triumphed over fear”- Muskan Khatun bags 2021 International Women of...

Rights activist Muskan Khatun,17, from Nepal is among the recepients of US Department’s prestigious International Women of Courage Award 2021 for her works to put an end on acid attacks.

The United States Embassy in Nepal announced that Muskan will be awarded with the notable award for her unflinching work to end acid attacks and aid such survivors.

“First Lady of the United States Jill Biden and Secretary of State Tony Blinken will host a virtual event on March 8,” said the embassy.

Muskan, who was herself an acid attack survivor, was critically injured back in September 2019 for rejecting a boy’s proposal when she was just 15. She had suffered severe burns on her face, chest, and hands.

 After the mishap, Muskan brought ample changes and lobbied for stronger laws and punishment for acid attacks in the country.

In response to her movement, the government called for drafting a new law for acid attacks. President Bhandari promulgated an ordinance on acid attacks in September last year.

Image via: US Embassy, Nepal

 

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