Shad Begum

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Shad Begum is a social worker from Dir Lower, Pakistan. She comes from a conservative and religious family. Her family supports the political party named Jamaat-i-Islami which is a conservative religious party. She is the first university-educated female in her family. She says, she always got support from her father, brothers and husband for her social work.
She was awarded with the International Women of Courage Award by the US First Lady Michelle Obama and the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday 8 March 2012.The area where she comes from is very conservative and there are very few working women. She had requested several news reporters not to spread the news because of security reasons.