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Exchange of views with the 2023 Sakharov Prize laureates

08-12-2023 - 15:16
The European Parliament has awarded the 2023 Sakharov Prize to Jina Mahsa Amini and the Woman, Life, Freedom protest movement in Iran. Parliament stands with Iranian women who continue to fight for their rights and for equality and democracy. 

Amini was a 22-year-old Iranian Kurdish woman. She was arrested by Iran’s "morality police" for allegedly ignoring Iran’s strict veiling laws. She died three days later following physical violence while in custody. 

When the news of her death broke in September 2022, spontaneous demonstrations erupted across the country, under the rallying cry Woman, Life, Freedom. People around the world marched in solidarity.
Sakharov Prize 2023: Jina Mahsa Amini and Woman, Life, Freedom in Iran - VT © European Parliament

On Monday, 11 December 2023, Members of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Committee on Development and Sub-committee on Human Rights will meet 2023 Sakharov Prize laureates: Jina Mahsa Amini and the Woman, Life, Freedom movement, represented by Afsoon Najafi and Mersedeh Shahinkar.

By awarding the 2023 Sakharov Prize to Jina Mahsa Amini and the Woman, Life, Freedom Movement in Iran, the Parliament recognises their brave efforts to stand up for fundamental rights and women's rights. Through this debate, Members will have the opportunity to express their strong support for the aspiration of the Iranian people to live in a free, stable, inclusive and democratic country.


08-12-2023 - 14:58

At the initiative of the Subcommittee on Human Rights, the European Parliament organised a High Level Conference on the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The event took place within the European Parliament in Brussels, on 29 November 2023.

Picture displaying pictogramme regarding people living with disabilities
30-11-2023 - 15:53

NGOs consistently underline the heightened vulnerability of persons with disabilities in conflict and post-conflict zones requiring targeted humanitarian initiatives, advocacy, and acknowledgment of disability rights.

Image of the Ukrainian flag painted on a window and a child touching it
10-11-2023 - 09:08

On 13 November 2023, DROI organises a workshop on the forcible transfer and deportation of Ukrainian children by Russia in the presence of experts, including Mykola Kuleba, former Commissioner of the President of Ukraine for Children's Rights and co-founder of the Alliance for Ukraine Without Orphans and 'Save Ukraine', who has deployed tremendous efforts to bring children back home.