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Founder of Atheist and Agnostic Alliance Pakistan - for Secular Pakistan receives International atheist of the year award

Monday 31 July 2017, by siawi3


Fauzia Ilyas received the ‘International Atheist of the Year 2017’ award

April 2, 2017 ,

Press Release

AAAP is very pleased to announce that Fauzia Ilyas received the ‘International Atheist of the Year 2017’ award. Fauzia received the award jointly along with Michael Nugent of the Atheist Ireland.

The ‘International Atheist of the Year’ award has been awarded since 2014 at the Polish Days of Atheism, which involves an international conference on Atheism and secularism and an annual commemoration of the execution for Atheism of 17th century Polish philosopher Kazimierz Lyszczynski.

It is awarded by a jury of atheist activists from different countries. It is intended to recognize and encourage the promotion of Atheism and secularism, and international cooperation between atheist and secular organisations.

Fauzia dedicated her award to #FreeAyazNizami

Previous recipients are:
2014 – Maryam Namazie, Council Ex-Muslims of Britain
2014 – Sanal Edamaruku, Indian Rationalist Association
2015 – Waleed el-Husseini, Palestinian writer
2016 – Mario Ramadan, Freethought Lebanon

Congratulations Fauzia from all the members and supporters of AAAP on this much deserved award.



About Atheist & Agnostic Alliance Pakistan (AAAP)

Atheist & Agnostic Alliance Pakistan (AAAP) is a federation of atheist and free thought groups and individuals, committed to educating its members and the public about atheism, secularism and related issues. AAAP’s vision is a secular Pakistan where public policy, scientific inquiry and education are not influenced by religious beliefs, but based upon sound reasoning, rationality and evidence. AAAP’s mission is to challenge and confront religious faith, to strengthen atheism by promoting the growth and interaction of atheist/freethinkers in Pakistan.

AAAP was founded by Fauzia Ilyas & Syed A Gilani in April 2012

AAAP is a member of the Atheist Alliance International, an umbrella organisation of groups and individuals in the United States and around the world committed to promoting and defending reason and the atheist worldview.