Two women’s rights activists win Council of Europe’s “North-South Prize”

Two women’s rights activists win Council of Europe’s “North-South Prize”

Monika Hauser, founder of [ http://www.medicamondiale.org ]medica mondiale, an NGO which assists women and girls in war and crisis zones throughout the world, and Asma Jilani Jahangir, Pakistani lawyer and human rights activist, have been awarded the “North-South Prize” from the Council of Europe for 2012.

The award ceremony took place yesterday in the Senate Room of the Portuguese Parliamentary Assembly in Lisbon.

 

The Council of Europe has awarded this prize every year since 1995 to two candidates who have stood out for their exceptional commitment to promoting human rights, intercultural exchange and North-South solidarity.

 

Find out more: http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/nscentre/NS_Prize_en.asp