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Access to medicines, innovation and poverty-related diseases

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Thursday 16 Mar 2017

Nessa Childers has been appointed chair of the European Parliament Working group on access to medicines, innovation and poverty-related diseases. The group works in partnership with Global Health Advocates and Médecins Sans Frontières. On taking up the position Ms Childers said “I want to commend the outgoing chair Glenis Willmot MEP on her work with this group.” Read More




Iraqi Yazidi activists Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar receive 2016 #Sakharov Prize

Yazidi Sakarov Prize 2016

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Wednesday 14 Dec 2016

Islamic State survivors and Iraqi Yazidi activists Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar received today Parliament’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. The two women were honoured by Parliament for standing up for the persecuted Yazidi minority and the victims of sexual violence by Islamic State. “More than 3,500 children and women are still held hostage as slaves under Daesh. Every day they die a thousand times,” Aji Bashar said in her acceptance speech. Read More