Award Name : International Women of Courage Award
Year of Award : 2014
Award for : Civilian Awards
Location : Timbuktu, Tombouctou, Mali
Fatimata Touré is a women's rights activist and the head of the Regional Forum on Reconciliation and Peace in Gao, Mali.She is also the head of Women’s Action, Research, Study and Training Group, which works against fistula.During the 2012 and 2013 occupation of Mali, she helped fistula patients relocate and find medical help after a hospital in Gao was attacked, as well as giving care and shelter to those forced into marriages or raped.She also publicly spoke out against gender-based violence.She documented the violence that was occurring, even as her own home was attacked.She received a 2014 International Women of Courage award.Samantha Power, as America’s Ambassador to the United Nations, mentioned her in a speech she gave in Mali in 2014.