The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation today announced that it will award the 2010 Women’s Rights Prize to two organizations that have significantly contributed to advancing sexual and reproductive rights and health.
IWHC partner CLADEM (Comité de América Latina y El Caribe para la Defensa de los Derechos de la Mujer) and the Center for Reproductive Rights were hailed by the Foundation for their courageous efforts to extend and defend the rights of women throughout the world. The Prize will be awarded at a ceremony this fall.
“Given the decision-making power and influence historically exercised by men both in the family and within political and judicial institutions, successfully effecting any change on behalf of women’s rights presents an enormous challenge,” said IWHC partner and 2007 Gruber Prize recipient Pinar Ilkkaracan in a written statement. “To stand up for the freedom of women to control their sexual and reproductive lives…requires extraordinary courage and commitment.”
IWHC staff and partners salute CLADEM and the Center for Reproductive Rights for their outstanding work in promoting and defending women’s human rights and congratulate them on the occasion of this important honor.