*NEW YORK - Late Pakistani human rights activist and top lawyer Asma Jahangir wins prestigious international award.*
*Jehangir has been awarded the United Nations Human Rights Prize for 2018. Her daughter Munizae Jahangir received the prestigious award on the behalf of her mother.*
The award is given to individuals and organisations in recognition of outstanding achievement in human rights. Asma was announced as one of the four winners of the quinquennial prize in October.
Receiving the award on her late mother’s behalf, Munizae dedicated it to Pakistani women and their courage. The ceremony was held at the UN Headquarters in New York on Tuesday.
Other prize winners include women's rights activist in Tanzania, Rebeca Gyumi, activist for the rights of indigenous Brazilian communities Joênia Wapichana and Ireland’s human rights organisation Front Line Defenders.