2003 Gruber Women’s Rights Prize

The recipients are a South African judge for her courageous leadership in advancing human rights, and an organization representing women’s groups in Rwanda, for its commitment to peace, reconciliation, and nation building.

An umbrella organization comprising over 40 women’s groups across Rwanda, Pro-Femmes Twese Hamwe is dedicated to achieving peace and eradicating discrimination

The first black woman attorney on the Supreme Court of South Africa, Judge Navanethem Pillay has been a strong advocate for human rights and women’s issues