Honours and Awards
Monika Hauser was one of the women honoured as “25 Women Who Make Our World Better” in the 2016 round of the award from the online magazine Edition F. Edition F is an important feminist voice in the German media. The “25 Women” Award honoured activists working for a peaceful way of living together, an ecological economy and sustainability. There were more than 750 women suggested, from which a jury nominated 50. Some 10,000 people then took part in the online voting.
In 2012, the North-South Prize from the Council of Europe was awarded to Monika Hauser “in recognition of her contribution to providing assistance to women in crisis-torn countries, and in particular for women who experienced sexualised violence”. The Council of Europe has awarded this prize every year since 1995 to two candidates who have stood out for their commitment to promoting human rights, intercultural exchange and North-South solidarity.
In October 2008, the founder of medica mondiale, Monika Hauser, was awarded the Right Livelihood Award – also known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize”. The jury recognised her “tireless commitment to working with women who have experienced the most horrific sexual violence in some of the most dangerous countries in the world, and campaigning for them to receive social recognition and compensation”.
Aschaffenburg “Courage Prize”
Zonta International Centennial Award
Else Mayer Prize
Paracelsus Medal from the German Medical Association
“Courageous Lioness” Award from the German Medical Women’s Association
State Prize of North Rhine-Westphalia
Fundraising Award from the German Fundraising Association
Annette Barthelt Prize
“Gustav Heinemann Citizen’s Prize” from the SPD
“Women of the Year” from the Tagesthemen (current affairs broadcast)