On November 9, Georgetown University celebrated the remarkable achievements of Aicha Ech-Channa, a Muslim Moroccan woman who has earned wide respect for her advocacy of human and civil rights for single mothers and their children. Mrs. Ech-Channa has worked for more than five decades to advance women’s rights, pushing for changes to traditional gender roles within Moroccan society.
On November 4th 2009, Aicha Ech-Channa was awarded with the 2009 Opus Prize.
The Berkley Center event, which included a presentation of Mrs. Ech-Channa’s work, was followed by a luncheon, hosted by Berkley Center Senior Fellow Katherine Marshall. Other speakers at the event included:
- Catherine Tinsley, Executive Director of Georgetown University’s Women’s Leadership Initiative and Associate Professor at the McDonough School of Business
- Shareen Joshi, Assistant Professor in International Development at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.
The event took place at the Copley Formal Lounge, located on the Georgetown campus.