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Fatana Ishaq Gailani

President of the Women Council of Afghanistan.

1954, Kingdom of Afghanistan

Peace Prize 1998

For their fight for the recognition of women’s rights in Afghanistan, where fundamental rights are not recognized: the right to work, education, culture, health, not even to dress or move freely. She was the founder of many clandestine schools for women in her country.

The award was presented in La Seu d’Urgell.