Three female rights activists, Marta Chumalo of Ukraine, Eren Keskin of Turkey, and Narges Mohammadi of Iran, have been awarded Sweden’s Olof Palme Prize 2023.
Olof Palmes Minnesfond announced the awards on Monday and paid attention to those women activists’ efforts in the fight to secure women’s freedom.
“Throughout their lives and through their actions, these three women, along with many of their sisters in the struggle, have inspired others and paved the way for courageous young women and men to continue fighting for the fundamental human rights of all people,” said the institution.
Prominent Kurdish lawyer and human rights advocate Eren Keskin is the co-chair of Human Rights Association (IHD) in Turkey.
She has spent decades defending ethnic minorities, LGBTQI+ people and refugees discriminated against in their country.
Being subjected to accusations and death threats, as well as hundreds of prosecutions, Keskin has been imprisoned for her beliefs, with Amnesty International declaring her a prisoner of conscience.
The award ceremony will be held in the Stockholm Concert Hall on 1 February.