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SIE Awards its 2017 Peace Prize to Gégé Katana Bukuru

Florence, 16 July 2017 – Soroptimist International of Europe (SIE) has awarded its 2017 Peace Prize to Gégé Katana Bukuru of the Democratic Republic of Congo for her remarkable and courageous commitment to the fight for the women’s rights in her war-torn country for over a quarter of a century. She has remained steadfast in her efforts despite death threats, arbitrary arrests, robbery and the systematic looting of her belongings ...

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