Awards & Distinctions

June 2017

 Honoris Causa Doctorate, University Seattle

April 21, 2017

 Honoris Causa Doctorate, Rhodes University

April 11, 2017

 Baker Prize for excellence in Leadership

March 2017

Prize of the Foundation for Equal Opportunities in Africa by Mr. Mohamed Bouamatou 

June 2016

 International Jean REY Prize

April 2016

 Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity

October 2014

 Inspiring Women Worldwide Award, Global Win Conference, Berlin, Germany

August 2013

 Honorary Citizen of Lille

May 12, 2013

 Honoris causa Doctorate from Emory University

July 2013

 Decoration by HE President of the Republic of Burundi

May 30, 2013

 Africa Prize 2013 from the Segal Family Foundation

September 2011

Doctor Honoris Causa from the Catholic University of Lille (France)

November 2011

Prize for Conflict Prevention by the Chirac Foundation

June 2011

Colomba d'Oro by Archivio Disarmo per la Pace, Italy

January 2010

Frederick II Prize awarded by the municipality of Andria (Italy)

November 2009

The Guardian Achievements in International Development award

May 2009

Shining World Compassion Award by Supreme Master Ching Haï 18

February 2009

 Medal of Knight of the Legion of Honor granted by the Republic of France 

November 2008

 Opus Prize by the University of Seattle and the Opus Prize Foundation

December 2007

Lombardy Region Peace Prize awarded to Milan by Mr Roberto Formigoni

September 2007

International prize "Ator pal mont" on female migration in Italy

May 2007

 Certificate of merit, by HE the President of the Republic of Burundi

December 2006

 Terre des Hommes Galicia Prize

November 2005

 Madame Figaro Prize

June 2005

 Nansen Prize for Refugees UNHCR

June 2004

June 2004: Voices of Courage Award from the Women's Commission for Women and Children in the United States

May 2004

Four Freedom award from the Franklin Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, for work to protect children's rights

May 2008

 UNICEF Prize awarded in Rome by the Italian Committee for UNICEF

February 2004

 Honoris Causa Doctorate from Louvain-la-Neuve in Belgium

April 2003

 The World's Children's Prize for the Rights of the Child, awarded by Queen Silvia of Sweden 

March 2003

Second Prize of Juan Maria Brandes; defense of the right of asylum and solidarity with refugees in Madrid in Spain 

November 2001

 North-South Prize of the Council of Europe at the same time as the former President of Portugal Mr. Mario SOARES 

February 2001

 Solidarity Prize of the City of Bremen in Germany

June 2000

 Shalom Prize of the city of Eistät in Germany

February 2000

Trophy of courage awarded by the monthly Afrique International

December 1998

Medal for defender of human rights awarded by the French government as part of the ceremonies for the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.