On 10 December 2008, the first Human Rights Defenders Tulip award was presented to women's rights activist Justine Masika Bihamba by Minister Verhagen of Foreign Affairs in an impressive ceremony in The Hague. Rabbi Awraham Soeendorp served in the jury that presented the award. 

 Find out more about the award and the ceremony at www.humanrightstulip.org

Watch a video about Justine Masika Bihamba's struggle against sexual violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo:

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The Soetendorp Institute


Jacob Soetendorp Institute for Human Values
Van Wijngaerdenstraat 21
2596 TW The Hague
The Netherlands