2007 Gruber Women’s Rights Prize Citation

The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation proudly presents the 2007 Women’s Rights Prize to:

Pinar Ilkkaracan and two influential organizations that she helped establish: Women for Women's Human Rights-New Ways and the Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies.

The Women's Rights Prize honors trailblazing women’s rights advocate Pinar Ilkkaracan for her leadership in securing legal reform and working to end violence and discrimination against women in Turkey and regionally, and for helping to create and strengthen networks and coalitions across communities and borders.

Women for Women's Human Rights has played a critical role in advancing women's civil and reproductive rights and raising awareness about gender-based violence. The Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies has helped shatter myths about customs and religious practices and has united women's rights advocates from 14 countries in a sustained effort to protect women and girls.