Václav Havel Prize selects finalists

The selection panel of the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize chose its list of three nominees on Tuesday. All of them are involved in women’s rights and gender equality. They are the currently imprisoned Saudi activist  Loujain Alhathloul, the young nuns of the thousand-year-old Buddhist Drukpa Order in Nepal and the Congolese women’s rights activist Julienne Lusenge.

The winner of the EUR 60,000 annual award, which focuses on human rights defenders worldwide, is set to be announced on April 19.

Author: Tom McEnchroe