At the risk of their own lives, the German lawyer and imam Seyran Ates fight for women’s rights. She is now honored with the award by the University of Oslo.
– “Some people are boundless to impress, and Seyran Ates is one of them. She shows an impressive strong to protect and fight for universal values and human rights, at the cost of her own personal freedom and at the risk of her own life”, says Rector Svein Stølen at the University of Oslo about the award of UiO’s human rights award.
Born in Turkey, Ates has lived in Germany since she was a child. She is an literate lawyer and has fought for legislation that protects against forced marriage. She has also written a book in which she advocates “sexual revolution” within Islam. In 2017, she founded the Ibn Rushd-Goethe Mosque in Berlin, where men and women can pray side by side.
The Human Rights Award will be awarded on December 5 in connection with the Oslo Peace Days event. It is UiO’s board that awards the award.
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