Women’s rights activist from India wins 'Changemaker' award at UN SDG Action Awards

Updated: Sep 28 2022 10:16PM

Women’s rights activist from India wins 'Changemaker' award at UN SDG Action Awards

United Nations, Sep 28 (PTI) A women’s rights activist from India, who traveled 3,800km through the length of the country in less than a year to raise awareness on gender-based violence and inequality, has won a prestigious honour at the UN SDG Action Awards.

Srishti Bakshi, marketer-turned-women’s-rights-activist, was honoured with the ‘Changemaker’ award at the UN SDG Action Awards for “confronting gender-based violence and advocating for safe access to public spaces.” The Awards – a flagship of the UN SDG Action Campaign – sought initiatives that ‘Mobilise, Inspire and Connect’ people to drive action towards a more sustainable future on a healthy planet and those that are flipping the script and rethinking "how we live", the SDG Action Campaign said in a statement.

The finalists were selected from over 3,000 applications from 150 countries.