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Solidar rewards four courageous political choices

The 2016 edition of the SOLIDAR Silver Rose Awards took place on 14 June 2016 in the European Parliament, bringing together civil society, trade unions and politicians to honour the four awardees. The first award, in the category “Together for Social Europe”, was given to the Dutch organisationFairWork that fights and prevents modern slavery in the Netherlands and provides assistance to its victims. Dr. Nagham Nawzat Hasan, an Ezidi activist and gynaecologist from Iraq, received the second award in the category “Organising International Solidarity – Human Rights” for her outstanding commitment to gender equality and combating gender-based violence. For their efforts to seek the enforcement of the fundamental right to freedom of association the Silver Rose Jury selected the Journalist Union of Turkeyto receive the “Organising International Solidarity – Fundamental Rights Award”. The last Award went to one of the biggest member organisations of SOLIDAR for their 150 year existence, La Ligue de l’enseigment.