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11/5/2018

CRG: Mara Dierssen awarded the “Optimistas Comprometidos” Prize

CRG: Mara Dierssen awarded the “Optimistas Comprometidos” Prize


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In The “Optimistas Comprometidos” award ceremony held in Madrid, Mara Dierssen was awarded for her work in the field of Down syndrome research and her commitment with gender balance in science. In this edition, were also awarded: Shirin Ebadi, lawyer and first Iranian woman awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize; Pro Activa Open Arms, an NGO which rescues refugees from the sea; Alfredo Romero, an activist against repression in Venezuela; María Marte, chef committed to women professional development; Gervasio Sánchez, Spanish photo-reporter whose camera captured the major conflicts of the last quarter of the 20thcentury; and Borja Vilaseca, philosopher, writer, and teacher promoting social transformation through education.

These awards, organised by the global magazine www.anochetuveunsueno.com, recognise people and initiatives working for a better society by promoting social commitment, responsible innovation, culture, freedom of the press, defence of freedom of expression, and sustainable thinking.

More information:
CRG website