On Saturday, April 30, 2011, Souhayr Belhassen, the Tunisian President of FIDH, received the Takreem Arab Woman of the Year Award, during a ceremony held at the Katara cultural village in Qatar.
“I dedicate this award to the women and men who have brought about the Tunisian revolution. I dedicate this award to all the revolutions that are taking place in the Arab world”, declared Souhayr Belhassen during the award ceremony.
The Takreem Achievement Awards aim to reward the great personalities of the Arab world who have distinguished themselves through their remarkable work and success in different fields. The “Woman of the Year” category pays homage to women who, through their activities, contribute to the repute of the Arab region worldwide.
The ceremony presented the laureates of the second edition of the "TAKREEM Arab Achievement" awards in various categories.
The jury included Mohamed El Baradei, winner of the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize; Hanan Ashrawi, a Palestinian parliamentarian; and Lakhdar Brahimi, former UN Under-Secretary-General.