Pakistani Ghulam Sughra receives 2011 International Women of Courage Awards

Posted: March 9, 2011 in News and Views

Ghulam Sughra Solangi-Marvi Rural Development Organization (MRDO)

This morning at the State Department, hosted  ceremony on the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and First Lady Michelle Obama presented the annual International Women of Courage awards to 10 women from around the world. One of these 10 women is Pakistani Ghulam Sughran. She is Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Marvi Rural Development Organization is one of the luckiest Pakistani women who received 2011 International Women of Courage Awards by the Secretary of State.

Ghulam Sughra created the Marvi Rural Development Organization (MRDO), an NGO focused on   creating community savings funds and raising awareness of education, health, human rights, and social development issues.

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While originally focused in her home village, Ms. Sughra has expanded to the rural areas of Sindh, Punjab, and Baluchistan provinces. Born in rural Sindh Province, Ms. Sughra was forced to marry at the age of 12. Six years later, Ms. Sughra became the first woman in her village to divorce, and consequently, became a social outcast. Severely beaten by her brothers when she tried to attend school, she pursued her studies at home. She later succeeded in becoming her village’s first female high school graduate and the first teacher at the first school for girls. She is 40 and can speak english, Urdu and Sindhi languages.

Video in which she receives awards from the first lady and the Secretary of State:

Ghulam Sughra from Sindh, Pakistan gives interview and shares the history of her work and challenges she faced in her life and work…

 

 

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Comments
  1. Sadaruddin Jatoi says:

    Great congrts to all women and men activists from Sindh pakistan

    • DR; AHMED SETHAR says:

      WE HAVE ALL OF SINDHI,s ARE PROUD ON MR,s GHULAM SUGRA WHO HAVE RECIEVE GREAT AWARD FOR INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR WOMEN COURAGE. I CONGRATULATE ALL OF SINDHI WOMENS FOR RECIEVE THIS AWARD. WE SINDHI SHOULD SUPPORT GHULAM SUGRA FOR IN FUTURE TO WORK FOR WOMEN OF BACKWORD AREA OF SIND. I AGAIN CONGRATES GHLAM SUGRA OF MARVI RURAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATION TO RECIEVE HIS EXCELLENT AWARD.

      • Shamim Sahito says:

        Wel done..Our Sindh is full of the great women..We only need to support and courage them..Sindhi women is really symbol of hard working, courage, dedication and sympathy..That’s why we have the greatest lady Banazir Bhutto, Shamshad Akhter, former state bank governor, Mrs. Sughran and many more..Its a moment of pride that since the inception of Pakistan, all the greatest works have been done by Sindhi male or female even he is Sindhi speaking or Urdu..Check..Benazir Bhutto as one the greatest lady of history and first ever Pakistani and only Sindhi president of Oxford University..Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto as foreign minister..Ramesh Kumar of Umer Kot securing first position at Oxford university in the world..Dr Shabnam of Tando Adam whose researched paper regarding the Water resources is recognized internationally the best resech..Check more Ur self..Heros are yet in the line..Salam Sindh and Allah the almighty keep u intact up to the doom’s day..

  2. Aziz ujjan says:

    that the tale of courage and fight with pace

    she is really a modern history pioneer in sindh, and pakistan…………….

  3. Samad Qazi says:

    She should replace Asif Zardari.

  4. thank for publishing this events.

    Khadim ALi shah
    IT manager
    MRDO SIndh

  5. Riaz Hussain says:

    Thankz for publishing this gra8 event news

  6. Shabbir Soomro says:

    Dear Ali!
    I m very glad to Read about our sister Sughra Solangi. I m editor of a family mag GHAZI, from UMMAT publications Karachi. Wl u please gi’me favour and send me contact of Adi Sughra? . I want to interview her for our mag GHAZI.
    Thanx
    Shabbir Soomro
    Editor Monthly GHZZI Karachi

  7. Dear Sabir,

    thanks post comments on this great event. I will help you on writing article on madam sughra solangi. you may contact us on following office numbers.

    Head office: 0243-620134

  8. amir ali solangi says:

    we sindhis r brave n courageous,i am proud of this daughter of sindh!

  9. AliBahadur says:

    Really she is the symbol of courage for the others not only for women but also for men who belongs the middle class families that ” Those people can achieve in their life goals who had courage and are self determenent. even having scarcisty of resources.

    I SLAUTE HER …..SHE IS THE DAUGHTER OF SINDH ,,,WE ARE WITH HER.

  10. shama usman says:

    We as Pakistani’s are proud of the great courage of Ghulam Sughra to stand for her right. ,receiveing 2011 International Women of Courage Award. Congratulations!

  11. […] one woman’s remarks that day particularly struck me. Ghulan Sughra, CEO of the Marvi Rural Development Organization in Pakistan, has been an inspirational leader in […]

  12. Dr Muhammed Ali Laghari says:

    We are proud of work and courage of that lady. If some knows details about work of that lady please share with others.

  13. Dr Muhammed Ali Laghari says:

    We are proud of Ghulam Sugra Solangi . If Some one knows about his work please share with others.

  14. sherry says:

    congrates to ma’am sugrhra solangi for achieving his destinition…… ma’am you should proud to be pakistani……

  15. Dr Mubasher Solangi says:

    very well done sister. we r proud of u. Allah may bless u.

  16. I AM ALSO CONGRATULATE TO ADI SUGRA WHO DEVOTED FOR THE AWARENEES AND EDUCATION FOR WOOMENS IN SINHD RURAL AREAS
    AND I COURAGE TO ADI SUGRA SOLANGI WHO DID THAT INPOSSIBLE WORK AND HARD WORK FOR THE IMPORVMENT FOR GIRLS EDUCATION AND SUCEES
    I AM GIVING THEM ALL GOOD SUCCESS FOR THE IMPROVMENT FOR THAT WORK

  17. sarwar hajano S/o mumtaz hajano says:

    congratulation Ms sughra solangi i hope that you will be most respected in the world.

  18. Ali Arsh says:

    you are my ideal ! dear venerable sughra!
    how should I call you?
    Daughter of Sindh? or
    My sister..My mother..My institution..my college..my university..my inspiration..my dream..what?
    Today is the day of my life’s history when i proud to be sindhi..to be solangi

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