Sakharov Prize

Sakharov Prize is the highest honor conferred by the European Union to human rights defenders, who are also the victims of human rights abuses. It was awarded for the first time in 1988 to Nelson Mandela and Anatoli Marchenko.
The Socialist and Democratic Group nominated Afghan women for this award. These women are activists, politicians, journalists and teachers who stood up for women’s rights and actively participated in political aspects of the country before the Taliban takeover. This nomination seeks to send the message of solidarity to the human rights activists in Afghanistan.


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