Academy Award Winner, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy is being awarded for “inspiring leadership, showing great courage for fellow human beings” through her documentary films. This award was given by The People’s Portfolio, a British Human Rights Organisation.

The organisation is founded by Platon who is a famous British Portrait and Documentary Photographer. The main objective of this organisation is to create visual art that uses language that breaks any type of barrier, to empower dignity, raise a voice against discrimination, and join the general public to support human rights around the globe.

This organisation arranges a fundraiser campaign to provide assistance with their future work and other human-related projects. Every year, the personality who contributes in creating exceptional work to raise a voice for human rights is awarded. This time, Pakistani
Filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid is being awarded for her efforts in directorial documentary films about women’s issues and their rights in Pakistan.


On December 8, the organisation is holding an annual fundraiser at 6 pm EST(December 9 at 4 am as per Pakistan Standard Time, PST) where founder, Platon will celebrate Chinoy achievements and he will also screen his debut short film based on her.

The donations which will be collected through this event, will help other human rights leaders to raise their voices against violence around the globe.