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2003 Gruber Women's Rights Prize Citation

Official Citation
The Women's Rights Prize of the Peter Gruber Foundation is hereby proudly presented to the Honorable Navanethem Pillay, former President of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) for her courageous leadership in advancing women's human rights. The landmark decision of the ICTR defining rape as an institutionalized weapon of war and a crime of genocide was a breakthrough for the international women's movement and validated the organizing efforts by Rwandan women.

Official Citation
The Women's Rights Prize of the Peter Gruber Foundation is hereby proudly presented to the Network Pro Femmes Twese Hamwe, a national network of women's groups that represents the courageous women of Rwanda, who constitute 70% of the survivors of genocide and sexual violence. The prize particularly celebrates the leadership of grassroots women's organizations for their resilience and commitment to peace, reconciliation, and nation building.