Simone de Beauvoir Prize

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The Simone de Beauvoir Prize (French: Prix Simone de Beauvoir pour la liberté des femmes) is an international human rights prize for women's freedom, awarded since 2008 to individuals or groups fighting for gender equality and opposing breaches of human rights. It is named after the French author and philosopher Simone de Beauvoir, known for her 1949 women's rights treatise The Second Sex.[1]

The prize was founded by Julia Kristeva on January 9, 2008, the 100th anniversary of de Beauvoir's birth. Julia Kristeva, philosopher, is the head of the Simone de Beauvoir prize committee.[2]

According to the organizers:

The prize is awarded every year to a remarkable personality whose courage and thoughts are examples for everybody, in the spirit of Simone de Beauvoir who wrote: "The ultimate end, for which human beings should aim, is liberty, the only capable [thing], to establish every end on."[3]



  1. ^ "One Million Signature Campaign Honored with Simone de Beauvoir Award". Campaign for Equality. January 9, 2009. Archived from the original on February 1, 2009.
  2. ^ "Simone de Beauvoir Prize 2009 goes to the One Million Signatures Campaign in Iran". Change for Equality. January 10, 2009. Archived from the original on February 1, 2009.
  3. ^ "Création du prix " Simone de Beauvoir pour la liberté des femmes "" (PDF). CulturesFrance. January 14, 2008.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Exiled writer Taslima Nasreen awarded Simone de Beauvoir prize". Radio France international. May 21, 2008.
  5. ^ "Presentation of Simone de Beauvoir prize to Taslima Nasreen (May 21, 2008)". France-Diplomatie (French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs).
  6. ^ "The Simone de Beauvoir prize for Women's freedom 2009 is awarded to the Iranian campaign "One Million Signatures"" (Press release). Prix Simone de Beauvoir official weblog. January 9, 2009. Retrieved October 12, 2009.
  7. ^ "Le Prix « Simone de Beauvoir pour la liberté des femmes » 2010," December 26, 2009
  8. ^ Interview des responsables de l'association, site de l'université Paris-Diderot.
  9. ^ "Le Prix Simone de Beauvoir 2013 décerné à Malala Yousafzai" (in French). December 28, 2013. Retrieved January 7, 2013.
  10. ^ Michelle Perrot - Prix Simone de Beauvoir 2014
  11. ^ "National Museum of Women in the arts - Prix Simone de Beauvoir (...) - Prix Simone de Beauvoir". (in French). Retrieved 2015-12-21.
  12. ^ Collectif "Sauvons les femmes" - Prix Beauvoir 2017
  13. ^ Cécilia Lacour (December 12, 2017). "Asli Erdogan, lauréate du prix Simone-de-Beauvoir pour la liberté des femmes 2018". Livres Hebdo. Retrieved December 14, 2017.

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