CCHR Alumna Receives Africa Human Rights Defenders Award
Yara Sallam (LLM ’10), has been named one of 5 recipients of the inaugural Africa Human Rights Defenders Awards. She was nominated representing North Africa for her work at the Women Human Rights Defenders Program with Nazra for Feminist Studies, a Cairo based NGO.
The award was presented to Ms. Sallam and her fellow honorees during a reception held in Banjul, Gambia that coincided with the 54th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights.
The impressive jury for the award was comprised of Reine Alapini-Gansou (Commissioner, African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders in Africa), Ms. Margaret Sekaggya (UN Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders) and Mr. Hassan Shire, Chairperson of Pan-African Human Rights Defenders Network (PAHRDN).