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Bettina Frevert, Roland Berger Stiftung · 04.11.2013
Rafael Marques de Morais is an Angolan journalist and human rights activist, who fights for freedom of expression and human rights in Angola, especially in the Luanda provinces. He is also the founder of Maka Angola, an initiative dedicated to fighting for democracy and against corruption in Angola.
Bettina Frevert, Roland Berger Stiftung · 15.10.2013
UPDATE: The summit meeting on refugee policy of the European heads of state in Brussels at the end of October resulted in no concrete changes or conclusion on the topic. In the meantime, another 800 refugees arrived in Lampedusa and Sicily.
Bettina Frevert, Roland Berger Stiftung · 04.10.2013
Jim Kennedy is a shelter consultant with ten years experience in disaster and conflict related responses in shelter and reconstruction. Before starting to work in the field, he did research in the area of world heritage, worked for an architecture firm and received a Masters degree in human settlements. His thesis was on the design and construction of refugee camps. He has not only worked in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, but in many other regions and countries.
Jim Kennedy speaks on communicating without words, his personal experiences he has gathered over the past ten years, funding appeals and having a sense of humour.
Bettina Frevert, Roland Berger Stiftung · 19.06.2013
"Domestic violence issues are neglected and overlooked because they are considered a private issue," says Monira Rahman when asked about the situation of women in Bangladesh. She has made it her prerogative to stop domestic violence and to help women who are victims. But Monira Rahman does not simply focus on any domestic violence – she helps care for and support the victims of acid attacks, which are a common and widespread way of humiliating and hurting women and their families in Bangladesh.
Mathilde Muhindo has dedicated her life to the fight against the discrimination of women and sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She is the director of the Olame Centre in the province of South Kivu, which has been promoting women´s rights and the empowerment of women for more than 50 years.
On April 16 in Berlin, the Roland Berger Foundation presented the Roland Berger Human Dignity Award for the fith time in a row. The Award went to the Indian NGO Jagori, to the Pakistani lawyer and human rights activist Dr. Asma Jahangir and to the Afghan Women's Network. The Roland Berger Foundation visited the award winners in their home countries.
President of the German Bundestag, Dr. Norbert Lammert, today presents the Roland Berger Human Dignity Award 2012/13 to three human rights activists: Indian women's rights organization Jagori, Pakistani lawyer and women's rights activist Dr. Asma Jahangir, and the Afghan Women's Network. In addition, the Jewish Museum Berlin is receiving the first Roland Berger Honorary Human Dignity Award. Germany's Federal Minister of Finance Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble will give a speech in honor of the Museum.
Munich/Berlin, April 16, 2013: President of the German Bundestag, Dr. Norbert Lammert, opened the fifth ceremony for the Roland Berger Human Dignity Award with a speech on human dignity and human rights. His speech was followed by a panel discussion on women's rights in a globalized world. The high-caliber panel included Christine Lüders, Director of the Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency, and Tom Koenigs, the Chairman of the Bundestag Committee on Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid.