Pakistan’s Oscar winning documentary director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has been named as one of the ambassadors of the Violence against Women Centre (VAWC).
Chief Minister’s Strategic Reforms Unit Director General Salman Sufi on Friday announced the selection of two ambassadors for Violence Against Women Centres (VAWC).
He announced, renowned Oscar winning film-maker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy and Violence Against Women worker Rubina Shaheen as the ambassadors for their initiative aimed at eradicating violence against women in Punjab.
Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy was the first Pakistani to win two Academy awards, six Emmy Awards and to have directed Pakistan’s first animated film, 3 Bahadur. She is the first Pakistani artist to co-chair world economic forum. Sharmeen has always tried to maintain peace and work towards woman empowerment through her films.
The second ambassador, Rubina Shaheen has worked as part of Dastak Foundation since the past 23 years and has constantly been on the front-line as a Women Protection Officer.