Goethe Medal goes to three women who tackle taboos

Edited by walterp on . Posted in Kultur

On Monday the Goethe-Institut, Germany’s leading organization for the promotion of German language and culture abroad, presents its 2017 medal to Indian publisher Urvashi Butalia, Lebanese author Emily Nasrallah and Russian civil rights activist Irina Sherbakova (pictured above from left to right) for their dedication to the field of cross-cultural exchange.

The three women are to receive their medals in a ceremony at the Weimar Palace in the east-central federal state of Thuringia. The winners had been announced in June.

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