sexta-feira, 10 de outubro de 2008

Saharawi Human Rights Activist, Aminetou Haidar Honoured in Madrid

Saharawi human rights activist and ex-prisoner of conscience, Aminetou Haidar, was recently honoured in Madrid by a Spanish feminine organisation, "the Club of 25", which granted her its annual Price in recognition "of her example as a woman that symbolises the peaceful struggle of the Saharawi people" for their right to self-determination.

She received this Price last Tuesday in a Madrid during a reception attended by many political personalities, mainly the Spanish Minister of Public Administrations, Ms. Elena Salgado, and the Minister of Equality, Bibiana Aido as well as the Secretary of the Youth of the Spanish party in power, (PSOE).

Many artists, intellectuals, and representative of medias attended the ceremony. Many other women received similar prices, including from Guatemala and Afghanistan.

"The Club of 25", which militates for the defence of the women rights, is constituted of a group of women active in the domains of medias, culture, arts, fashion, business, universities, scientific research, public administration and health, with a goal to strengthen the position of the women in the world on the basis of a progressive vision.

Aminatou Haidar is a famous Saharawi human rights activist that faced long periods of illegal disappearance and was submitted to torture and intimidation. She is a fervent defender of the Saharawi people’s right to self.

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