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Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Right Livelihood Award; Sima Samar

The Right Livelihood Award; For Outstanding Vision and Work on behalf of our Planet and its people

Sima Samar (Afghanistan)
(2012)
Samar at a girl’s school  run by Shuhada Organization, Daikundi province, 2003 

"...for her longstanding and courageous dedication to human rights, especially the rights of women, in one of the most complex and dangerous regions in the world.“

Sima Samar is a doctor for the poor, an educator of the marginalised and defender of the human rights of all in Afghanistan. She has established and nurtured the Shuhada Organization that, in 2012, operated more than one hundred schools and 15 clinics and hospitals dedicated to providing education and healthcare, particularly focusing on women and girls. She served in the Interim Administration of Afghanistan and established the first-ever Ministry of Women’s Affairs. Since 2004, she has chaired the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission that holds human rights violators accountable, a commitment that has put her own life at great risk.

For details please visit the Right Livelihood's site

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