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Awards

Rana Husseini has earned nine international and local awards for reporting on crimes of honor:

  • The Moves magazine’s Seventh Annual Power Women Award for her dedication and her inspiration to so many women as well as making a difference in real lives — 2010  

     
  • Al Hussein Decoration for Distinguished Contribution, Second Order bestowed on Ms. Husseini by His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan for her activism in the human rights field  and for defending women causes in Jordan — 2007.
  • Distinguished Alumna Award from the Oklahoma City University Alumna Association for the significant contribution Ms. Husseini has achieved in her profession and community — 2007.
  • Spanish Ciutat de L'Hospitalet Award for the Defence of Human Rights and Peaceful Coexistence for work on championing women's right issues in Jordan — 2005.
  • Marie Claire Top Ten Women of the World Award for bringing attention to honour crimes against women in Jordan — 2004
  • The Ida B. Wells Award for Bravery in Journalism – 2003
  • Human Rights Watch Award granted for the overall reporting and activism against violence against women in Jordan – 2000
  • Reebok Human Rights Award, granted for reporting on violence against women in Jordan – 1998
  • MEDNEWS (Med-Media Programme, European Union) prize award for best article: "Murder in the name of honour" – 1995

In addition, she has also been featured in four books:

  • Her Majesty Queen Noor’s book “Leap of Faith…Memories of an Unexpected Life,” which includes a reference to Husseini’s investigative reporting on so-called honour crimes in Jordan.
  • “Speak Truth to Power” by Kerry Kennedy.
  • “That Takes Ovaries… Bold Females and their Brazen Acts” that was edited by Rivka Solomon.
  • "Notable Muslims: Profiles of Muslim Builders of World Civilization and Culture" by Natana J. Delong-Bas

Husseini was also recocgnised by the following organizations for her work on so-called honour crimes and activisim

  • Chosen as one of 500 most influential Muslims by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre of Jordan - 2010

  •  The Silent Witness Initiative to honour her life’s work of using her voice for others unable to speak out – 2006
  • The Roger Williams University Women’s Centre for her outstanding contribution towards raising global awareness of the issue of [so-called] Honour Killings and sharing her message with the Roger Williams University community –  2006
  • Equality Now Organisation to honour her for being the first journalist to break the silence on so-called crimes of honour – 2005
  • One of Women’s eNews 21 Leaders for the 21st Century for her remarkable work and achievements in a variety of ways to improve women’s lives - 2003
  • Feminist Majority Foundation for her unique contribution to the historic struggle for women’s equality and human rights - 2000