The Winner of Chaillot Prize for Human Rights in 2013: King Khalid Foundation (09/12/2013)
The Delegation of the European Union to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is pleased to announce that the Chaillot Prize for the Promotion of Human Rights in the GCC Region in 2013 has been awarded to King Khalid Foundation for the organisation's remarkable work in combating domestic abuse in Saudi Arabia and, in particular, for the campaign "Some Things Can't Be Covered". King Khalid Foundation also submitted a draft law on "Protection from Abuse," which was adopted by Saudi Arabia's Government in August 2013.
The Prize celebrates the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was presented to the United Nations General Assembly at the Palais de Chaillot in Paris, and adopted on the 10th of December 1948, and is awarded in close cooperation with the Embassies of European Union Member States to local civil society organisations, public or private institutions for their efforts in promoting awareness of human rights and the rights of vulnerable groups in the GCC region.
The Prize will be officially presented to King Khalid Foundation on the 16th of December 2013, in Riyadh, by Ambassador Adam Kulach, Head of the European Union Delegation to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.