2017 Rafto Prize for Human Rights – Parveena Ahangar and Parvez Imroz
Parveena Ahangar and Parvez Imroz have long been at the forefront of the struggle against arbitrary abuses of power in a region of India that has borne the brunt of escalating violence, militarisation and international tension.
Their long campaign to expose human rights violations, promote dialogue and seek peaceful solutions to the intractable conflict in Kashmir has inspired new generations across communities. Parveena Ahangar protests against enforced dissapearances and challenges the perpetrators of violence. She is the founder and leader of the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) which arranges peaceful protests and offers practical assistance to victims.
Presidential Award by JK High Court Bar Association 1998
Parveena Ahanger awarded with Presidential Award By J&K high court bar association in 1998
Parveena Ahanger Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize 2005
Dublin: 2011 Front Line Award for Human Rights.
Parveena Ahanger Nominee for the 2011 Front Line Award for Human Rights Defenders