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Jordanian Migrant Rights NGO Wins Prestigious French Republic Human Rights Prize

On November 26, 2011 have just been informed that Tamkeen Center for Legal Aid and Human Rights (Tamkeen stands for Empowerment) is one of five NGOs that won the prestigious French Republic Human Rights Prize this year.

This prize, created in 1988, is awarded for individual or collective action on the ground, irrespective of nationality or borders, undertaken in France or abroad. Each year has different themes and the last Arab NGO winner was PNGO (Palestinian NGO Network) in 2009.

Tamkeen’s general manager Mrs. Linda Kalash has been invited to Paris by the French Foreign Affairs Ministry to receive the prize and the sum of 15,000 Euros for her organization’s projects. This is considered a significant boost to her valuable work in Jordan.

A YouTube interview with Mrs. Linda Kalash in Arabic can be viewed on this link where she speaks about the situation of migrant workers in Jordan and the role of Tamkeen in supporting them (Video and interview by Wissam al-Saliby, Ethiopian Suicides).