Masoumeh Ebtekar has been awarded Italy’s Anna Maria Mammoliti Minerva Prize on its XXV Edition
Iranian Vice President and Head of the Environmental Protection Organization Masoumeh Ebtekar’s endeavors on political and environmental fronts have been recognized in Italy.
The Minerva Prize, renamed in 2009 after its founder Anna Maria Mammoliti, an Italian journalist and social activist, is the first Italian award dedicated predominantly to women who operate in “knowledge” fields, which they represent symbolically, and who because of their professional capability and the positive values which they uphold are female role models. Each year a man also receives this recognition for his professional and human contribution given to society.
The award is divided into different categories such as art, information, innovation or political management and consists of a precious brooch depicting the goddess Minerva designed by Maestro Renato Guttuso in 1983 on its first edition.
On its XXV Edition eight women and one man have been awarded in Rome at the Sala della Protomoteca in Campidoglio – under the patronage of the President of the Republic and with the support of the Senate, the House and the Presidency of the Council.
Masoumeh Ebtekar Vice President of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Khadija Cherif, vice secretary for women in the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), were awarded in the section “Women in the World”.
Following categories have been recognized in 2014:
Political Commitment and Reformer Award: Masoumeh Ebtekar (Iran)
Human Rights Award: Khadija Cherif (Tunisia)
Management Award: Laura Donnini
Entrepreneurship Award: Daniela Ducato
Economics Award: Donatella Ceccarelli
Leadership Award: Emanuela Ortolani
Information Award: Barbara Parodi Delfino
Arts Award: Loretta Goggi
Franco Vaccari, founder and President of the Associaton “Rondine Cittadella della Pace”.
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