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Presentation of the first “French-German Prize for Afghan Women” (Kabul, March 8, 2014)

France warmly congratulates Amina Hassani and Sharifa Danish Zaringer, recipients of the “French-German Prize for Afghan Women,” awarded for the first time in Kabul on March 8, on the occasion of International Women’s Day.

Amina Hassani, 22, a photographer and journalist, is involved in various associations, such as the Afghan Photography Network and the Association of Women Journalists in Afghanistan. She is also involved, on a voluntary basis, in initiatives within the International Association for the Protection of Children in Bamiyan

Sharifa Danish Zaringer, a poet and sculptor, is a teacher who is passionate about arts and literature. She strives to make art accessible to the most vulnerable people, especially girls, in order to make it both a recreational activity and an income-generating activity.

The two prize winners, who were selected by a jury made up of key Afghan figures and representatives from the international community, will receive French-German support for a project of their choice aimed at promoting women’s initiatives.

The creation of this prize reflects the shared determination of France and Germany to pay tribute to women who distinguish themselves in their field of activity by projecting a modern and positive image of Afghan women.


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