2008 Gruber Women’s Rights Prize

A practicing Nepali lawyer and member of Nepal’s Constituent Assembly, Sapana Pradhan Malla has been a leader in advocating legal reforms that have extended gender equality in many areas.

Co-founder of Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq, Yanar Mohammed has succeeded in protecting numerous Iraqi women threatened by domestic abuse and what are termed honor killings.

A leading feminist scholar, therapist and activist, Dr. Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian has worked to end domestic violence against Palestinian women, particularly in what have been referred to as honor killings.