Nahid Jabrallah director of Sima Center for women and children studies who won the European Union’s human rights award, said that she dedicates the prize to women who survived violence and to all those who defend their rights.
The delegation of the European Union to Sudan awarded Nahid the human rights medal during a celebration of the international day of human rights organized in Khartoum two days ago and attended by a number of diplomatic, political and legal dignitaries, in recognition to her role in fighting violence against women and children.
In a statement to “Altaghyeer” Nahid said that the award gave her a sense of great responsibility and motivated her to continue working for human rights indicating that success stories produce energy to move forward. She also added that “she is part of a huge group of human right defenders and this award is part of their collective achievements”.
Nahid founded Sima Center in 2008 on her own initiative as she noticed during that time that women who endure violence don’t have a refuge.
Letters in the word “Sima” represent initials of women who survived violence including a ten years old child raped by her father. The center provided legal aid to the child until the perpetrator was eventually brought to justice. The center traditionally offers psychological, social and legal support to violence survivors.