Statement by UN Women on the passing of Asma Jahangir of Pakistan

Date: Monday, February 12, 2018

UN Women is deeply saddened by the loss of Asma Jahangir, courageous feminist and inspirational human rights leader.

Asma’s was a resonant voice in the world, advocating tirelessly for justice, equality and the human rights of all. We will miss her leadership and courage at this moment in time when strong voices are so needed to preserve all that we hold dear in humanity, plurality and peace.

UN Women pays tribute to this fearless icon.  We stand in solidarity with women everywhere and with all those working for a better world, for whom Asma will remain an inspiration.