Rizwana Hasan awarded Goldman Environmental Prize 2009

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 - Goldman Environmental Prize winner 2009 Photo: Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (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 liveable 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
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