Moroccan Lamia Bazir stands out
Nice consecration for Lamia Bazir. The Moroccan activist is on the prestigious list of the “Humanitarian Awards Global” for the year 2020-2021, in the category “Most distinguished Women Change Makers in Africa”.
Bazir is part of this list, alongside women leaders, such as Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women, Matshidiso Moeti (Botswana), WHO Regional Director for Africa, Samia Suhulu Hassan, President of Tanzania , Martha Ama A Pobee (Ghana), UN Secretary General for Africa, Amina J. Mohammed (Nigeria), Deputy Secretary General of the UN, Lesly Kanza (Tanzania), Africa Director and Member of the Executive Committee of the World Economic Forum, Jessica Rose Epel Alupo, Vice President of Uganda, Victoire Tomegah Dogbé, Prime Minister of Togo, and other African women active in various fields.
This prize is awarded in recognition to eminent African women, of different generations, driven by humanitarian causes, excelling in their fields of intervention and working concretely and sincerely for social change.
Lamia Bazir is an agent of change and an activist for women and youth who has held several positions of responsibility.
She was Executive Director of the National Observatory of Children’s Rights and contributed to the development of cooperation programs between the governments of the Kingdom of Morocco and the United States of America (Millennium Challenge Corporation).
Bazir was also a representative on the Economic and Social Council at the UN during the development of the SDGs, in addition to field work in Niger, for the fight against corruption against women.
In 2019, Lamia Bazir was selected among the 100 most influential young Africans by the Africa Youth Awards. In 2018, she was selected among the Young Arab Leaders by the World Government Summit in Dubai. Three years earlier, she was honored by the UN, which awarded her the United Nations Prize for Volunteering.