Razia Sultana wins Women of Courage award
Lawyer and Human Rights Activist
Razia Sultana a Lawyer, Researcher, Educator and Women Rights Activist who had it all. She has been working as a social activist for many years in Bangladesh. She also has been working directly with Rohingya Women and Girls and as Lawyer of Rohingya Women. She was the first lady who spoke on United Nations Security Council as a representative of Rohingya Women for their safety and other issues. She worked with Kaladan Press on few reports and also was the Coordinator of Free Rohingya Coalition. At the same time, she is the director of Arakan Rohingya National Organization (ARNO).
While working as a social activist she always focuses on women rights and the socio-economic development of women society.
Part of her vision, as she has been Working for Rohingya women since last decade.
She decided to start a small charity organization and she hoped would bring her community together. Through this idea she established RW Welfare Society (RWWS) in JANUARY 2018.
After establishing the organization Within months RAZIA SULTANA has been successfully organized some major project in cox’s bazar at the Rohingya Refugee Camps. The Projects include Awareness about Trafficking, Mobile Medical support for Rohingya Refugee, ‘Eid Clothes Distribution, and Psychosocial Support for Rohingya Women to get rid of their turmoil situations. RWWS housed 200 widows and 600 orphans and schooled over 600 children. After RAZIA SULTANA revealed this project to the public the organization continued to grow and so did Razia sultan’s passion and determination toward the projects for the welfare of women.
RAZIA SULTANA is a true inspiration and his faith is astounding. She truly gives meaning to the words courage, determination, and sacrifice.
She has been named as one of the 10 winners of this year’s International Women of Courage (IWOC) Award, recognizing her role in advancing human rights.On Thursday, March 7, Secretary of State Pompeo will host the Annual International Women of Courage (IWOC) Awards at the U.S. Department of State to honor 10 extraordinary women from around the world. First Lady of the United States Melania Trump will deliver special remarks at the ceremony. Now in its 13th year, the Secretary of State’s IWOC Award recognizes women around the globe who have demonstrated exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for peace, justice, human rights, gender equality, and women’s empowerment, often at great personal risk and sacrifice.