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Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney attends a Security Council meetin, Sept. 21, 2017, at United Nations headquarters.
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Girls & Women

Amal Clooney and Prince Charles Teamed Up to Create an Award to Empower Women


Why Global Citizens Should Care
Girls and women around the world are acting as powerful catalysts for change. The Amal Clooney Award seeks to recognize the efforts of these superwomen and there is no better ambassador for female empowerment than the celebrated human rights lawyer. You can take action here to support women and girls everywhere.

Amal and George Clooney attended a dinner at Buckingham Palace hosted by Prince Charles last week. A possible topic of dinner conversation? Female empowerment.

Prince Charles’ youth charity, the Prince’s Trust International, has launched the Amal Clooney Award, which will honor the work of “young women who have succeeded against the odds to make a lasting difference in their communities,” according to a statement on the organization’s website.

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The award seeks to recognize women between the ages of 11 and 30 whose work has had a major positive impact and can include anything from refugee aid efforts to sustainable farming initiatives. Amal Clooney will personally choose the prize winner and the award will be presented next year. 

The celebrated human rights lawyer — who has represented Yazidi activist and Nobel Prize winner Nadia Murad — will also be taking on a “formal ambassadorial role” in association with the award, Marie Claire reported.

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“I am honoured to have been invited by Prince’s Trust International to participate in this global initiative celebrating young women who are change-makers in their communities,” Clooney said in a statement.

“It is a privilege to be able to play a part in a project that will draw attention to incredible young women who are the future leaders of our world.”