The Association of Women of Southern Europe (Association des Femmes de l'Europe Méridionale, AFEM), a federation of NGOs from southern countries of the EU, launches a prize in memory of Micheline Galabert, the founder and first president of AFEM, a woman who fought until the last moments of her life for human rights and in particular women's rights. The prize is organised in cooperation with the Center of European Law of Paris II University and its director, Professor Jacqueline Dutheil de la Rochère.
Micheline was an amazing woman. She led the fight for the inclusion of gender equality in the Charter of Fundamental Rights and in the Lisbon Treaty, with strong, and finally successsful arguments. At that time, AFEM and ewla had a very fruitful cooperation. They joined their efforts and mobilized other NGOs as well. Those who knew Micheline will never forget her and European women owe a lot to her.
The prize will be granted to a thesis or monograph of equivalent level, in French, on fundamental rights, icluding gender equality. It will consist of 3.000 Euros.
Information can also be obtained from AFEM’s website: www.afem-europa.org
Contact: Sophie Dimitroulias, vice-president of AFEM: firstname.lastname@example.org