The United Nations (UN) has released a special video featuring flight lieutenants Nayma Haque and Tamanna-E-Lutfi, who brought pride for Bangladesh serving in UN peacekeeping mission as helicopter pilots in Congo.
“I don’t describe myself as a female, I’m a peacekeeper. I’m just a helicopter pilot because machine doesn’t understand who is flying -- a male or female,” Tamanna is heard saying in the video.
Tamanna and Nayma -- Bangladesh’s first female military pilots serving in the UN Peacekeeping Mission, strive to be role models for local women and girls while overcoming dangerous challenges in the region, according to the UN.
“We’re a sort of inspiration for the local women. So when they see us, young girls have the inspiration that they should have education. They should fight for their rights,” said Nayma.