Alina Azhar – Pakistan’s First Woman To Receive The Diana Award
The Diana Award is the only charity set up in the memory of Lady Diana, the princess of Wales. It is awarded to young people aged nine to 25 years.
The vision of this award is to celebrate young people’s selfless contribution to their community as Lady Diana always believed “young people have the power to change the world”.
Alina Azhar, a 20-year-old is the first Pakistani woman who has received the prestigious Diana Award for her humanitarian work for the society. She was involved in the social work since she was 11 and made an NGO “Aasra” in Lahore.
The NGO focused on raising awareness about menstruation among women and organized menstruation camps and seminars on sexual assault in areas where over 70% of women face inadequate medical services.
Alina does not only work for women or the old people, she also works for the rights of transgenders in Pakistan.