Pakistan’s Tanzila Khan wins Amal Clooney Women’s Empowerment Award

Tanzila Khan

Pakistani entrepreneur and activist Tanzila Khan has been bestowed with the Prince’s Trust International Amal Clooney Women’s Empowerment Award at The 2022 Prince’s Trust Awards for her exceptional work on increasing women’s approach to menstrual, pregnancy, and reproductive health products. 

The Princes Trust is a well-known charity organization established by Charles, the Prince of Wales and the intention of the Awards is to offer financial support and help the youth to further enhance their entrepreneurial efforts. 

Human rights solicitor Amal Clooney joined Prince Charles to give the award to Ms. Tanzila. 

Khan, who uses a wheelchair, has already made headlines for her travel adventures to Egypt with Afshan Afridi and Zargoona Wadood, a solo trip by three courageous women in wheelchairs to present a new face of disability.  

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She was given the award for her company GirlyThingsPk through which she works to enhance women’s access to menstrual, pregnancy, and reproductive health items. Her company provides menstrual and other products to your doorstep. 

GirlyThingsPk is a mobile application that provides the breaking down of barriers faced by differently-abled menstruates and allows them to order their hygiene kits online because of the shortage of equitable facilities offered in shops. 

Moreover, Tanzila Khan took to Instagram and shared photos from the occasion when she met Clooney and the British royal. 

She shared her happiness and said that the award hopes to “lay the foundation for future young changemakers in years to come.” 

While talking to the media, Khan told that she is an activist and entrepreneur from Punjab who has a mission to help improve women’s health. “I run Girlythings, a service that delivers menstrual health products to women across Pakistan. I am the writer, producer, and actor behind Pakistan’s first short comedy on disability called Fruit Chaat. I’m also a public speaker and do many other ventures on disability and empowerment.” 

Tanzila has worked tirelessly to enlarge the world of opportunities for young girls and differently-abled individuals around Pakistan. Her long list of successes started at the age of 16 after she wrote her first book, A Story of Mexico.  

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