Amna Baig, a female officer of Islamabad police, has been nominated by the United States (US) Embassy for the ‘International Women of Courage’ Award.
The award for which Baig is nominated recognises women globally for exhibiting outstanding courage and leadership in championing peace, justice, human rights, gender equality, and women empowerment.
The announcement of the nomination of the Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Amna Baig was made on Thursday at an event marking the 30th anniversary of the “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence” campaign. The event was hosted by US Embassy Charge d’affaires Angela P Aggeler. As per a press release, the “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence” campaign began in 1991. It says that over 6,000 organizations in 187 countries have participated in the campaign.
“Even though gender-based violence is pervasive, it is not inevitable. It can and must be prevented. This is why we take this time each year to reinvigorate our efforts against gender-based violence and to call for greater collective and individual action to prevent and respond to all forms of violence against women,” said d’affaires Aggeler at the event.
Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Amna Baig is currently in charge of the law enforcement’s Gender Protection Unit, a government initiative to facilitate women and transgender people in their fight against discrimination and injustice.
Amna graduated from NUST business school back in 2013. She studied economics as her major. Many might differ, but Amna believes that PSP is a great career for women as it empowers them. In fact, it is the most empowering career for a woman in Pakistan.
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Police Officer Amna Baig has been promoted to Sub Divisional Police Officer in Kohsar. Previously, Amna was posted in Punjab. She is a native of Hunza, Gilgit-Baltistan. Amna announced the news on the micro-blogging site where she is most active. She said, “Took charge as Sub Divisional Police Officer Kohsar, hoping to serve and protect Islamabad with @ICT_Police”.
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