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Shahnoush Award

Shahnoush Award

Award Details

Focus theme
Women, Human Rights Defenders

Geographical focus
International

Public nominations
Unknown

Prize Money (EUR)
0.00

Upcoming ceremony

Country
Norway

Year Founded
2017

Year Discontinued

Award Frequency
Annual

Deadline
10/21/2019

Email
info@vigdis.org

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About Shahnoush Award

Awarded by the Norway based Vigdis Freedom Foundation and named after Shahnoush Behzadi, a fifteen-year-old girl who was executed in Evin prison in Tehran, Iran, in the fall of 1981. Shahnoush had been a friend and classmate of author, human-rights advocate, and member of the Board of Directors at the Vigdis Freedom Foundation, Marina Nemat. The Vígdís Freedom Foundation was founded by Anne Christine Kroepelien — a lawyer and a politician — who believes that women must “stand together and support each other”.


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