Pakistani lawyer Jalila Haider was named in British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)’s 100 women of 2019 list.
The Hazara-based human rights lawyer specialises in defending women’s rights in Pakistan and provides free legal services to women in poverty across the country.
She is also the founder of We the Humans, a non-profit organisation working with local communities to provide opportunities for women and children.
As per reports, she is the first female lawyer from the Hazara community, and in 2018 she went on a hunger strike demanding protection for her people.
Taking to the social media platform, Haider expressed deep joy and said it was an honour for her to represent Pakistan on the list.
Other women on the list include Precious Adams from the United States, Parveena Ahanger from Indian-occupied Kashmir, and Jasmine Akter from the Rohingya community.