Teresa Ulloa Ziáurriz Awarded 2011 Gleitsman International Activist Award

CATW November 1, 2011 United States

CATW's lifelong activist for human rights is honored at Harvard University

The Center for Public Leadership (CPL) at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) has named human rights activist Teresa Ulloa Ziaurriz this year's recipient of the Gleitsman International Activist Award for her 40 years of work fighting human trafficking and violence against women. The award, is bestowed annually to a leader who has "improved the quality of life in countries and inspired others to do the same," was presented to Ulloa at a ceremony in Cambridge on Tuesday, November 1, 2011.

"I am honored to be chosen for such a prestigious award," said Ulloa. "I hope that this award shines a light on the countless women of Central and South America who find themselves trapped in this detestable situation." 

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Read her acceptance speech here.