Tue 01 Mar 2011 12:21 PM
Cherifa Khaddar

Cherifa Khaddar

Industry: Culture & Society

Designation: Human rights defender

Country: Algeria/Algeria

Occupation: Human rights defender

Cherifa Khaddar is one of Algeria’s most prominent human rights
activists. Last year her association Djazairouna - whose mission is to support victims
of terrorism - set up a project entitled Dar El-Hurrya, which consists of organising
awareness campaigns about children’s and women’s rights.

The program was supported and part funded by the European Union
and also sought to organise relief activities for the victims of terrorism in Algeria.

The issue is close to Khaddar’s heart as her brother and sister
were brutally murdered in 1996 by the Armed Islamic Group and she has been arrested
numerous time for protesting.