03 maio 2011

Sylvia Borren vai receber Prémio Soroptimista da Paz

The Peace Prize of Soroptimist International of Europe, which is conferred every two years,
honours people or organizations deserving special recognition for their remarkable
achievements to promote peace. In the past, it has  been awarded to outstanding women
such as Carla del Ponte, former Chief Prosecutor of the UN International Criminal Tribunal,
Vera Bohle, consultant at the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining, and
Valdete Idrizi, peace activist from Kosovo. This year’s Peace Prize will be presented at the
Governors’ Meeting of Soroptimist International of  Europe in Palermo, Italy, on 28th May
2011.
Sylvia Borren has had a long and impressive career  as a leader in civil society and global
movements through her commitment to fighting poverty and her efforts to further democracy
and gender equality. As a long-time Executive Director of Oxfam-Novib and co-chair of World
Connectors she has put many of her ideas successfully into practice. In February 2011 she
was nominated the new Executive Director of Greenpeace Netherlands.
Source: http://www.soroptimisteurope.org/data/file/Peace%20Prize%202011%20Press%20Release%20E%2020-04-2011.pdf
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