Another pride of Pakistan is the woman and this time name is Syeda Ghulam Fatima. It is a normal practice that woman cannot grow within male dominated society as Pakistan is. But this is rare example opposite to the whole world that after one lady to another pride of Pakistan comes with the female gender. the same tradition continues and another Pakistani made Pakistan proud in front of the whole international community.
The normal cause is enough for all. Syeda Ghulam Fatima recently nominated as the finalists for the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity. Now she is not only the head of the bonded labour liberation front (BLLF). She is the pride of Pakistan because she is representing Pakistan in an international community.
Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity is the prize which was created by scholar Vartan Gregorian, Number Afeyan and Ruben Vardanyan. It awards about $100,000 to the winner. The recent visit of a photojournalist named as Brandon Stanton highlighted the issue of bonded labour in a photo series. After his photo series, the work of Syeda Ghulam Fatima was actually in headlines. The recently repeat itself and it is true over here as well in the shape of Syeda Ghulam Fatima.
The lady with the same vision as Harriet Tubman in the United States in history. The personality that was African -American abolitionist, union spy during the American Civil war as well as a known humanitarian till March 10, 1913. Stanton termed Syeda as the modern Harriet Tubman and of course due to her humanitarian work in Pakistan. The legal aid and advocacy at bonded labor level never debated at any front. The vision of BLLF is to initiate such set up at a biggest level so that rights of bonded labor could arise with pride in the best way.
After getting such institutes there would be no issue at bonded labor at any level. The previous achievements of Syeda Ghulam Fatima were the Global Citizen award in New York. The award was given because she was keen about the civil rights as well as dedication for the labor laws in Pakistan. The best work of her is to get international standards at the national level of Pakistan. The compliance of international labour standards can undo issues of bonded labour in Pakistan.
The key issues raised by her is the issue of klin workers who has been suffering for long in Pakistani culture specifically. The female domestic staff is another issue motivate her to stand up for inferior part of the society. The best news is that member of provincial committee for Abolition of bonded labor Punjab and the District Vigilance Committee now hope for another award because she reached in finalist list. These four finalists among 200 nominees for the award. Nation salutes you Syeda. Thank You very much.