Mehwish Hayat, our very own gangster guriya is on a roll, with achievements after achievements adding onto her belt. The latest one comes after her collaboration with the Muslim Islamic Charity, Penny Appeal, that has recognized her as one of the top five Muslim women who are on a mission to change the world!
In honor of the Women’s Equality Day yesterday, Penny Appeal released a list of five Muslim wonder women who are striving to shatter the glass ceiling and breaking stereotypes as they go.
Mehwish Hayat made the list alongside other inspirational women like Manal Rostom, an Egyptian athlete, fitness influencer, clinical pharmacist and founder of online community Surviving Hijab, Ilhan Omar, member of the US House of Representatives, Linda Sarsour, an American political activist, and American sabre fencer, Ibtihaj Muhammad.
I am so honoured to be chosen by the international Magazine, "Muslim Vibe" as one of the top five Muslim women in the world who are breaking stereotypes and changing the world. To be thought of in the same breath as women I look up to is humbling ??? https://t.co/3NUkAkIyQe
— Mehwish Hayat TI (@MehwishHayat) August 26, 2019
As an ambassador of Penny Appeal, Mehwish will be participating in the iconic London marathon, running 26.2 miles in an effort to raise £100,000 to rebuild and transform five schools in rural Sindh. “I’m running for education. I’m running for equality. I’m running for Pakistan,” Mehwish said.
The actress has recently been in the headlines for rallying for positive representation of, and peace in, Pakistan. She was also awarded the Pride of Performance award in Oslo, where she gave a remarkable speech highlighting the current dilemmas in Pakistan. She has also been extremely vocal about nationalism in the region and the Kashmir conflict between India and Pakistan, stressing on the importance of creating discourse about peace and the responsibility of actors as role models to be responsible humanitarians.
Earlier this year, Mehwish was also bestowed with the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz by the Government of Pakistan, which is the highest accolade any citizen of Pakistan can receive.