Muskan Khatun of Nepal is among the recipients of 2021 International Women of courage award


It is a proud movement for Nepal that Muskan Khatun has been selected for the International women Courage Award for 2021. She has been selected to appreciate her incredible work done to end Acid attacks.
In a statement, The United States Embassy in Nepal said that it is honoured to announce Muskan Khatun will be awarded International Women of Courage Award for her work to end acid attacks.
The embassy also stated that a virtual event will be hosted on March 8 by the First Lady of the United States Jill Biden and Secretary of State Tony Blinken.
Muskan is just 17 years old and is an acid attack survivor.
Muskan, 17, herself is an acid attack survivor. She was 15 when a boy proposed to her. In 2019, she was severely injured in acid attack for rejecting the proposal of the boy. She has suffered grievous burns all over her body. After this tragedy, Muskan has dedicated her life to bring a change, implement stricter laws and punishment for acid attacks.
Her voice was heard and the government promulgated an ordinance on acid attacks. Muskan will be the first Nepali to win this award. She is going to be one of the youngest awardees. She is an inspiration for young girls.
International Women of Courage awards is a very prestigious award. It is given to women around the globe who have shown exceptional courage and leadership to improve the lives of others.
It is an exceptional opportunity to bring attention at global level and support to women who have put their lives at risk in order to refine their societies and inspire fellow citizens.


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