Sana Mir will receive the Asia Game Changers Award on 24th October 2019 in New York
Former captain of Pakistan women cricket team Sana Mir has been recognized as one of the game-changing leaders of 2019 by the prestigious Asia Society for her outspoken advocacy on women’s rights.
The award ceremony will be held in New York on 24th October 2019 and women from Asia who have worked for a change will be recognized for their efforts. Asia Game Changers Award is given to those powerful women who have served the society with enormous contributions and championed gender equality while excelling in their respective fields.
According to the statement from the Asia Society, Sana Mir is recognized as one the ‘world’s greatest cricket players’ who has marked her place in this male-dominated sports.
Here’s what it says:
Asia Society is honoring Sana Mir, recognized as one of the world’s greatest cricket players and former captain of Pakistan’s national team, who has championed women’s participation in this male-dominated sports.
Asia Society President and CEO Josette Sheeran said.
Our 2019 Asia Game Changers are women who have truly championed gender equality while making enormous contributions to society and social structures within their home countries. They are inspiring agents of change who are building a better world — for women and for everyone — by changing the rules, changing the game, and challenging all of us to follow their lead.
The Asia Society also acknowledges Sana’s strong social media presence where she advocates for everything, from compulsory cricket programs for schoolgirls to an end to body-shaming advertisements.
Sana Mir took to Twitter sharing that she’s truly honored for this recognition. The talented lady is super proud to represent Pakistan and her passion cricket globally.
— Sana Mir ثناء میر (@mir_sana05) September 11, 2019
Other than Sana Mir, five more powerful women have also been recognized as the game-changing leaders of 2019. The list includes UAE-based artists and curator Hoor Al Qasimi, Japanese politician Yuriko Koike, American attorney Faiza Saeed, Indian cop Chhaya Sharma, Chinese businesswoman Jane Jie Sun as well as Nepalese activists, the Kung Fu Nuns.
This year #AsiaGameChangers is celebrating the power of women. Women who are blasting through the proverbial glass ceiling, and blazing a trail for girls to follow; women transforming the worlds of art, politics, journalism, sport, business, and justice: https://t.co/ktnD9Oh1o3 pic.twitter.com/JoSTnz6k06
— Asia Society (@AsiaSociety) September 12, 2019
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