Senator Sherry Rehman is Chair of the Climate and Environment Caucus of the Senate of Pakistan, former Federal Minister for Climate Change, the First woman Opposition Leader in the Senate of Pakistan, and the Vice-President of Pakistan Peoples Pakistan.
She is the Founding Chair of the policy think-tank, Jinnah Institute, a fourth-term parliamentarian, diplomat, journalist, and civil society activist who received Pakistan’s highest civil award, the Nishan-e-Imtiaz.
Rehman was ranked among the 100 Most Influential People of 2023 by TIME magazine and named among 25 Most Influential Women of 2022 by the Financial Times. She was featured in Forbes ’50 Over 50: Asia 2023′ list and identified as one of the Top Global Thinkers of 2011 by Foreign Policy magazine. She was also cover-titled by Newsweek Pakistan as “Pakistan’s Most Important Woman”.
She was the Chair of the Senate’s Foreign Affairs Committee, the Chair of Pakistan Red Crescent, and a member of the Global Futures Council at the World Economic Forum.
She served as Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, and held additional portfolios of Health, Women Development, and Culture.
Rehman has received several awards including the title of Democracy’s Hero; The Freedom Award for her work for media independence; the International Peace Award for Democrats; and the Jeanne Kirkpatrick Award for Women. She was the former editor of Pakistan’s “Herald” magazine and an award-winning journalist with 20 years of experience in both broadcast and print media.
Her latest book, ‘Womansplaining” navigates modernity, politics and activism in Pakistan through the prism of 22 women activists, leaders and academics speaking in their own voices.
Rehman has also co-authored the book ‘Five Hundred Years of The Kashmiri Shawl’ with Naheed Jafri, which was published in 2006 and was awarded the prestigious R. L. Shep Ethnic Textiles Book Award from the Textile Society of America.
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