STOCKHOLM, Sweden — On Thursday of this week, Sweden’s Minister for Culture and Democracy Alice Bah Kuhnke presented the Per Anger Prize to women’s rights activist Gégé Katana Bukuru, in honour of her work for human rights and women’s rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The prize ceremony took place at Södra Latin Upper Secondary School in Stockholm.
” A big congratulations from the whole Swedish Government! Seeing you makes me happy and I want to go out and fight! We stand with you!”
The Per Anger Prize is an international prize instituted in 2004 by the Swedish Government to promote initiatives supporting human rights and democracy. This year’s prize winner, Gégé Katana Bukuru, is the Secretary-General of the Solidarity Movement of Women’s Rights Activists (Solidarité des Femmes Activistes pour la Défense des Droits Humains, SOFAD) in Uvira, Democratic Republic of the Congo.