Simone de Beauvoir Prize 2009 goes to the One Million Signatures Campaign in Iran

Saturday 10 January 2009


This is very exciting news. The winner of this year’s Simone de Beauvoir prize for Women’s Freedom is the Iranian One Million Signatures Campaign , a campaign for equality in the legal system. The winner of the Simone de Beauvoir prize was announced today January 9th, on the birthday of this feminist icon. The announcement was made by Julia Kristeva , the founder and head of the prize committee.

I could not find an English or French link on RFI but here is the link from RFI in persian and this is the announcement for last year’s winner , Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen.

The One Million Signatures Campaign is a grassroots signature drive and has no hierarchy or central location. It is the result of creative imaginations of Iranian women inside Iran and their persistence throughout over 2 years of activism under pressure.


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