“I think cultural diversity
makes human rights even richer.
It is a part of human rights
to actually respect cultural diversity,
to encourage it.
But cultural diversity does not mean
inhuman treatment of other human beings.”
~ Asma Jahangir
Asma Jilani Jahangir (27 January 1952 – 11 February 2018) was a Pakistani human rights lawyer and social activist who co-founded and chaired the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. She was widely known for playing a prominent role in the Lawyers’ Movement and served as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief and as a trustee at the International Crisis Group.