ISLAMABAD: A transgender woman from Pakistan has been nominated for an international award in Dublin, Ireland in appreciation of her work.
The nominees are chosen by three major organisations including Amnesty International, Frontline Defenders and National Ex Foundation, and Syinat Sultanalieve (Kyrgyzstan), Zhanar Sekerbayeva (Kazakhstan) and Gilmara Cunha (Brazil) are also nominated for the Outstanding Achievement Awards. The winner will get the award at a ceremony on 9th February.
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The award acknowledges those who work have accomplished and work for transgender rights in their society. For the past 10 years, Nayab Ali has been working hard to assist transgenders to improve their social conditions.
Speaking about her time in school and college, Nayab Ali said she was harassed as a student. She graduated from Punjab University with her BSc (Hons) in Botany and completed her Masters in International Relations from Preston University, Islamabad.
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At the age of 17, Nayab Ali started working for transgenders’ rights. Furthermore, she became the first trans-woman ever to take part in the 2018 general election in Pakistan and obtained thousands of votes.