Nida Usman Chaudhry, a Pakistani lawyer, has won the prestigious Justitia Award 2021 in the Academic (international) category in Austria. The award is presented to female laureates of the legal profession for their outstanding performance. Nida has been working for ‘Women In Law,’ an initiative launched in Pakistan in 2016. The organization aims to increase the number and quality of female lawyers in Pakistan.
It would not be possible without the colleagues at Women In Law, Nida tweeted her excitement regarding the achievement. The international forum had selected 80 women lawyers from 17 countries, and 12 were shortlisted for the award. Nida is the only recipient of the award in South Asia.