Nida Usman Chaudhry, a Pakistani woman lawyer has bagged the esteemed Justitia Award 2021 in the international academic category in Austria for her remarkable services in the legal profession.
The prize is specifically awarded to female laureates only.
Since 2016, Usman has been a part of “Women In Law,” an initiative that works for connecting women in legal professions globally. Up until now, her work for the organization has been beyond amazing, hence she took to Twitter to celebrate her win with her colleagues at the organization. She said that it wouldn’t have been possible without them.
The lawyer also marked her victory as a “combined success for putting our collective efforts on world stage.”
The #JustitiaAward Vienna 2021 Laureate for Academia (International) comes home!!! Yaay! so excited. This would not have been possible without my colleagues at @WomenInLawPk. This should be celebrated as our combined success for putting our collective efforts on world stage. pic.twitter.com/8txXQ5fWMf— Nida Usman Ch (@NidaUsmanCh) September 11, 2021
Other than celebrating her success, she thanked everyone from the organizers to the selectors who put in a lot of effort to pull the event together.
The event was held in a virtual ceremony on 10 September.
Women in Law, the international forum, selected eighty women lawyers from seventeen different countries, and out of them, only 12 were shortlisted for the award. Nida Usman was the only woman from South Asia to receive the Justitia Award 2021.
It is indeed a huge accomplishment for the women in the legal fraternity of Pakistan and for the country as well. We’re very proud of our women for shattering the glass ceilings and achieving milestones like a boss.
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