PESHAWAR - A civil society activist Gulalai Ismail has been invited by the US state Department to a high-level event on supporting civil society 'Obama Civil Society Summit' to be hosted by President Obama on September 22-23.
Gulalai Ismail is the founder of 'Aware Girls.' She is working for women empowerment, peace and democracy. She recently received '2013 Democracy Award' in the US Congress by National Endowment for Democracy.
She has been invited by the US State Department to a high level event, which would be attended by heads of state, civil society, multilateral organisations, and private foundations to discuss growing restrictions that are being placed on civil society organisations worldwide and spur an intensive effort over the next year to develop coordinated strategies to push back against the proliferation of restrictive practices.