DR. RIFFAT HASSAN WINS THE MARY K. BONSTEEL TACHAU GENDER EQUITY AWARD FOR 2023
On March 21, 2023, the Commission on the Status of Women and the University of Louisville Women’s Center, will be presenting the Mary K. Bonsteel Tachau Gender Equity Award to Dr. Riffat Hassan, Professor Emerita of University of Louisville and Founder and Executive Director of The Salaam Network. This Award is presented to a member of the University of Louisville community whose work has directly furthered gender equity. According to the Award Selection Committee the breadth of Dr. Hassan’s seminal work on Islamic feminist theology and its global impact on society, as well as her gender and human rights advocacy work at the U.N., in Pakistan, and in many other spaces, which has fostered institutional and structural change that has helped women around the world increase gender equity, equality and self-reliance as they contribute to society. These are qualities the Tachau Gender Equity Award celebrates.