Oxfam International Organization honored the Syrian activist, Majd Sharbaji, coinciding with International Women’s Day, Tuesday, 8 March.
The award name, “RIGHT THE WRONG”, is awarded to women who have made exceptional efforts to make a difference and put a mark on people’s lives in poverty.
The award was presented to Majd because she “stood bravely with the rights of refugee women affected by the war in Syria, and for using her influence to communicate the voices of the Syrians,” according to Oxfam statement.
Majd received the award at the Swedish House in Washington in the presence of a number of effective civil society personalities and members of Congress. The organization also honored the Somali, Fervon Aden and her daughter Elwad Alaman for their activities in combating violence against women in their country.
Majd writes for Enab Baladi newspaper, who is also a member of the institution’s general body, and works to empower women and educate children in Lebanon, as she is the director of public relations for the fingerprints for development organization.