Goldman Environmental Prize Awarded to Rizwana Hasan

Ms. Rizwana Hasan, Executive Director of the Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association, an IUCN member, and a member of IUCN’s Commission on Environmental Law, has been awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize for 2009

Rizwana Hasan Photo: BELA

She was awarded the prize for leading a legal battle resulting in increased government regulation and heightened public awareness about Bangladesh’s exploitative and environmentally-devastating ship breaking industry.

“The best thing one can do to secure the future of her children is to leave behind a livable earth – a place that allows us to breathe, dream, evolve, assist and when necessary, resist.” – Rizwana Hasan, 2009 Goldman Prize winner.
 

Work area: 
Environmental Law
Ecosystems
Livelihoods
Location: 
Asia
Asia
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