Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy has been given a Human Rights Portfolio award by a British organization specifically focused on human rights. She was honored for showing leadership, courage, and compassion through her documentaries. The organization was founded by British documentary and portrait photographer Platon. The organization seeks to create a visual language for documenting human rights.
The international campaign strives to break down barriers, expand dignity, fight discrimination, and engage the public in supporting human rights. The People’s Portfolio hosts an annual fundraiser for their future work and projects.