• Tue / 9 March 2021 / 13:29
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Zahra Nemati wins IPC’s 2021 International Women’s Day Recognition award

Zahra Nemati wins IPC’s 2021 International Women’s Day Recognition award

Tehran (ISNA) – Iranian para-archer Zahra Nemati has been named on the list of winners of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) 2021 International Women's Day Recognition awards.

On this day as the world collectively raises its voice towards gender equality, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is lifting three notable leaders who have done just that to earn the 2021 International Women’s Day Recognition awards.

Kate Caithness of World Curling Federation (Builder category), Iranian Para archer Zahra Nemati (Next Generation Leader category) and World Para Powerlifting (National Paralympic Committee/International Federation category) were named this year’s winners, Paralympic.org reported. 

The annual recognition, which coincides on 8 March’s International Women’s Day, celebrates primarily women in the Paralympic Movement who have inspired and emulated the Paralympic ideals and are positive role models.

From becoming the first ever Iranian Paralympic or Olympic gold medallist in 2012 to speaking up globally on women and disability rights, Nemati has paved the path for the coming generation of women leaders.

“I am very happy as I represent the Iranian women,” the Para archer said. “It’s an honour for me to win the award but it comes with huge responsibility. This IPC award will inspire women with disabilities in Iran and globally”.

“The most important thing is you need to have a goal and you should dream to achieve it,” she continued. “Achieving your goals is what will give you happiness in your life.”

Iran’s first gold medalist at a Paralympic or Olympics has used her platform to be an activist for women and people with disabilities in her home country. Since making history at the London 2012 Paralympics, Nemati has been on the forefront of showing what women with impairment can achieve as she continued collecting Paralympic and World Championship medals.

Nemati also participated at the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and in May 2018, she was designated as the first Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Ambassador by the president of Global Understanding (GU) Regional Action Centre in Iran.

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