Pakistani climate defender Ayisha Siddiqa has been named Women of the Year 2023 by the BBC. The annual list recognizes women who have made significant contributions to their fields and who have had an impact on society as a whole.
Siddiqa is a prominent environmental activist and the founder of the non-profit organization Eco-Business Pakistan. She has also been a vocal advocate for renewable energy and sustainable development in the country.
Siddiqa’s work has had a significant impact on Pakistan’s environmental policies and has helped to raise awareness of the urgent need to address climate change. She has worked with government officials, civil society organizations, and the private sector to promote sustainable development and environmental protection.
She has worked to empower women and girls, particularly in rural areas, by providing them with education and job opportunities.
Siddiqa’s recognition as one of the Women of the Year 2023 is a testament to the important work she has done and continues to do.
Siddiqa is one of 100 women who have been recognized by the BBC as Women of the Year 2023. Other notable names on the list include American tennis player Naomi Osaka, British actor and activist Jameela Jamil, and French scientist Emmanuelle Charpentier, who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2020.
Overall, Siddiqa’s recognition as a Woman of the Year 2023 is a source of pride for Pakistan and a reminder of the important role that women are playing in shaping the future of the country and the world. It is also a call to action for all of us to do our part in addressing the urgent challenges of climate change and environmental degradation.