(MENAFN) Jordanian advocate Hadeel Abdel Aziz was given an award the Franco-German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law on Sunday, the Jordan News Agency announced.
The prize respects human rights defenders around the world who work daily, often under risky conditions, to defend and strengthen human rights.
The ministers of foreign affairs of Germany and France have given one of the prizes in 2023 to Abdel Aziz, who, as executive manager of the Justice Center for Legal Aid, gives access to justice to Jordan’s most vulnerable inhabitants.
“We were particularly impressed by Ms. Abdel Aziz’ lifelong dedication to the rule of law and in particular her work to promote and protect the human rights of women and girls. With the work of the JCLA, she has, from within the Jordanian legal system, not only advocated for an institutionalized state-funded legal aid system, but has also been instrumental in growing the JCLA from a small organization to a sustainable national model of justice organization,” German Ambassador to Jordan Bernhard Kampmann announced.
Upon taking the prize, Abdel Aziz stated: “It’s not about one big act of heroism, but the one hundred small battles. This recognition shows us that our work is seen and helps us continue.”
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