Dr. Sima Samar Wins Perdita Huston Award
Ceremony To Be Held June 11, 2003, in Washington, DC
Dr. Sima Samar is the Chair of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights
Commission, which is the first human rights commission in Afghanistan's
history. As Minister of Women's Affairs, Dr. Samar was one of only two
women cabinet ministers in the transition government. As the recipient
the inaugural PHHRA, Sima Samar will be recognized for her dedication to
the education and health of women in Afghanistan. Her unfailing efforts
for her countrywomen through decades of resistance and life threatening
circumstances deserve our deep respect and recognition.
The Perdita Huston Human Rights Award is sponsored by United Nations
Association of the National Capital Area. To learn more about the award
or to make a donation, please visit perditahustonaward.com.
Read about Dr. Samar in the Feminist News
If you will be in the DC area June 11...
Please join us for an awards reception in honor of Dr. Samar and a
celebration of the vision of Perdita Huston.
Wednesday June 11th, 2003
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Institute for International Economics
1750 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.
Please RSVP by June 9th, 2003
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