Pakistani lawyer Nida Usman Chaudhry has won the prestigious Justitia Award 2021 in the Academic (international) category in Austria. The award is given to female laureates of the legal profession for their outstanding performance.

Nida has been working for ‘Women In Law,’ an initiative that she launched in Pakistan in 2016. The organisation works for equality of opportunity and connects female lawyers in Pakistan.

Celebrating the achievement on Twitter, Nida wrote: “The #JustitiaAward Vienna 2021 Laureate for Academia (International) comes home!!! Yaay! so excited. This would not have been possible without my colleagues at @WomenInLawPk. This should be celebrated as our combined success for putting our collective efforts on the world stage.”

The international forum had selected 80 women lawyers from 17 countries and 12 of them were shortlisted for the award in July this year.

She is the only recipient of the award in South Asia.

From : pk.mashable.com

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