2004 Gruber Women’s Rights Prize

The recipients are an individual whose courageous vision and leadership has helped Afghan women and children receive education and healthcare, and the organization that she founded, which has succeeded in empowering that population.

Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) is an organization providing health and human rights education to 350,000 women and girls in Afghanistan and Pakistan’s refugee camps

Sakena Yacoobi is a college professor whose grassroots program within the International Rescue Committee quadrupled the number of Afghan girls enrolled in schools