Entrepreneur Tanzila Khan wins Amal Clooney Women's Empowerment Award at The Prince's Trust Awards 2022

Updated 27 May, 2022 02:27pm

Images Staff

She was recognised for her work to improve women's access to menstrual, pregnancy and reproductive health products.

Photo: Tanzila Khan /Instagram
Photo: Tanzila Khan /Instagram

Pakistani activist and entrepreneur Tanzila Khan has been awarded the Prince's Trust International Amal Clooney Women's Empowerment Award at The 2022 Prince's Trust Awards for her work on increasing women's access to menstrual, pregnancy and reproductive health products.

Human rights attorney Amal Clooney joined Prince Charles to present the award to her. Khan, who uses a wheelchair, made headlines earlier for her travel adventures to Egypt with a group of other women in wheelchairs.

Khan received the award for her company Girlythings through which she works to increase women's access to menstrual, pregnancy and reproductive health products. Her company delivers menstrual and other products to your doorstep.

The activist took to Instagram and shared photos from the event where she met Clooney and the British royal.

She wrote that the award hopes to "lay foundation for future young changemakers in years to come" and that the ceremony will air on 8:30pm on ITV where people can watch her and others receive their awards.

Khan had told Images that she is an activist and entrepreneur from Punjab who is on a mission to help improve women’s health. “I run Girlythings, a service that delivers menstrual health products to women across Pakistan. I am the writer, producer and actor behind Pakistan’s first short comedy on disability called Fruit Chaat. I’m also a public speaker and do many other ventures on disability and empowerment.”

Khan along with Zargoona Wadood and Afshan Afridi made waves online for their adventurous vacation in Egypt as the friends posed by the pyramids.