Latifa Ibn Ziaten
Latifa Ibn Ziaten (Arabic: لطيفة بن زياتن) is an activist from France. She started the Imad Association for Youth and Peace for interfaith understanding. In 2016, she received an International Women of Courage Award.
Latifa went to the neighborhood of her son's killer in Toulouse. She talked to the boys in the neighborhood. The boys told her the killer was a hero of Islam. When she told them her son was killed, they apologized. Then Latifa decided to start an organization to help the young people. She tells young people to learn about Islam from their parents, not from the internet. Latifa receives threats and has a bodyguard.
Awards[change | change source]
- Conflict Prevention Prize from the Jacques Chirac Foundation, 2015
- Prix de la Tolérance from the Friends of Marcel Rudloff, 2016.
Other websites[change | change source]
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- 2016 International Women of Courage Awards, U.S. State Department photostream on Flickr
- Secretary's International Women of Courage Award (U.S. Department of State)
References[change | change source]
- "Remarks at the International Women of Courage Awards Ceremony".
- "Mother Of Slain French Soldier Fights Against Radicalization".
- Hemidach, Amjad. "Morocco's Latifa Ben Ziaten Wins Jacques Chirac Foundation 'Conflict Prevention' Award".
- MAHLER, Nicolas. "Association les Amis de Marcel Rudloff - Défendre l'esprit de Tolérance - Prix de la tolérance 2016".