The American embassy has awarded six Romanian women the ” Women of courage” award. Every year the embassy awards courageous women from all over the world and Romania made no exception. The award celebrates exceptional courage, leadership and support for human rights, women equality and social progress.
Erika Garnier has been working for Motivation Romania from 2011, a respected NGO that helps people with mobility difficulties to be more active on a personal, social and professional level. Erika has joined the association as a volunteer and then she became an independent trainer and now she is a project manager. Erika has already helped through her project many people suffering from disabilities by offering wheel chairs and teaching them how to use them best.
Magda Ciobanu si Ramona Brad
Madalina Turza, the President of the European Centre for the Rights of Children with Disabilities (CEDCD)has been advocating for the rights of children with disabilities in Romania. She has focused on equal access to education since she her daughter, who suffers from Down syndrome has been denied access to a school.