Anarkali Kaur modern day “Mata Bhago Kaur”
France: Afghan women’s rights campaigner is the winners of a United Nations award recognizing her outstanding contributions to the promotion of tolerance and non-violence, the UN announced.
Anarkali Kaur, defender of the rights of women and minority groups in Afghanistan received the UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence, was honoured in a special ceremony on 9 December 2011 at the agency’s headquarters in Paris.
Ms Honaryar is honoured for her work helping women who suffer from domestic abuse, forced marriages and gender discrimination and for her commitment to promote the ideals of human dignity, human rights, mutual respect and tolerance in her country.
After the parliamentary elections of 2010, Anarkali Kaur became the first non-Muslim woman member of Afghanistan’s Wolesi Jirga, the lower house of parliament.
Watch her YouTube interview