Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (PILER) will confer Didi Nirmala Deshpande South Asian Peace and Justice Award for 2013 on Sunila Abeysekera, it has been announced.
The jury appointed by PILER made the decision in favour of Abeysekera, a leading women rights defender in Sri Lanka and South Asia, and a key player in the global women’s movement.
The award will be conferred as a token of respect for Didi Nirmala Deshpande, and a permanent tribute to her service to humanity. Pakistan Labour Trust (PLT), an associate of PILER, has instituted the award, which carries an amount of Rs 1 million.
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