Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been awarded the ‘Lifetime Contribution for Women Empowerment Award’ on the occasion of the International Women’s Day.
Institute of South Asian Women (ISAW) on Thursday handed over the award at City Cube-ITB in Berlin, Germany, reports news agency UNB.
Bangladesh Ambassador to Germany Imtiaz Ahmed received the award on behalf of the premier from Dr Talib Rifai, former Secretary General of World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism Mahbub Ali was also present at the award giving ceremony, according to Bangladesh Embassy in Berlin.
ISAW, a New Delhi-based institute, conferred the award to Sheikh Hasina as a dynamic leader of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) who has immensely contributed throughout her life towards gender equality, women and girls’ empowerment of this region, reports the media outlet.
Having members from all SAARC countries, the institute committed to works, with the belief of gender equality, for the common issues and empowerment of affected women and girls of its region.
It has been honouring different categories women achievers since its inception in 2012.