Louise-Schroeder Medal 2016 awarded to Waldfriede Hospital

Louise-Schroeder Medal 2016 awarded  to Waldfriede Hospital

Foto: Eli Diez

Dr. Conerlia Strunz and Mrs. Evelyn Brenda represent the Desert Flower Center

March 13, 2016

The board of trustees of  the Louise Schroeder Medal chaired by retired Senator Ingrid Stahmer unanimously voted that this year’s award be presented to the Desert Flower Center of Waldfriede Hospital in Berlin-Zehlendorf with Dr. Cornerlia Strunz and Mrs. Evelyn Brenda, a native of Kenya, representing the interdisciplinary team of the center  opened on September 11, 2013, under the auspices of Waris Dirie.

Women who have suffered FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) find medical and psycho-social help in the Desert Flower Centre.

The President of the Berlin Parliament, Ralf Wienand, will present the distinction on April 21, 2016. The award is presented annually to a person or an institution representing the political and personal legacy of Louise Schroeder in an excellent manner. Louise Schroeder (1887-1957) devoted her whole life to the untiring advocation of equal treatment of women. Her name is intrinsically tied to the advocacy of democracy, participation of women in politics and engagement against injustice and abuse of power.

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