Fight gender-based violence!

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This year’s Anne Klein Women’s Prize went to Joumana Seif. The Syrian lawyer fights for human and women’s rights, for women’s participation and for the recognition of gender-based violence as a crime against humanity. dr Imme Scholz, board member of the Heinrich Böll Foundation, honored the award winner, Lotte Leicht, a lawyer specializing in international human rights, among other things, gave the laudatory speech.

We congratulate with great respect – her courage and perseverance are a role model for so many people!

It is still too little known that the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (“Istanbul Convention”) is pending in Germany since 5 years. There is a need for action in many areas, including a lack of places in women’s shelters as well as housing after the stay.

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Photo: Heinrich Böll Foundation/Stephan Röhl; in the photo on the right: award winner Joumana Seif, on the left: Dr. Imme Scholz, Board of the Heinrich Böll Foundation