Other prizes and honors
North-South Prize 2012 of the Council of Europe
For their courage and exemplary action two feminists received on May 21, 2013 the North-South Prize from the Council of Europe for 2012: Monika Hauser, founder and Executive Member of the Board of medica mondiale, and the Pakistani lawyer and human rights activist Asma Jilani Jahangir.
State Prize of North Rhine-Westphalia 2012
In November 2012, Monika Hauser is awarded the State Prize by the German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia, honouring her outstanding humanitarian work in war regions and other crisis areas.
In November 2007, Monika Hauser is awarded the lib'elle Preis by the liberales forum für frauen Düsseldorf (liberal women’s forum Duesseldorf) for her courageous commitment. She is the first winner of this award of honour. “Monika Hauser is awarded the lib'elle-Preis as a brave fighter for harmed and disadvantaged women. She proved how important it is for every citizen to be proactive”, says Suzanne Oetker, organiser of the women’s forum, explaining the jury’s decision.
Rotary Award of Trentino – South Tyrol
In May 2006, Monika Hauser, daughter of South Tyrolean parents, is awarded the 11th Rotary Award of Trentino Alto Adige-South Tyrol. Once a year, Rotary Club Bolzano gives an award to committed personalities having a relation to the provinces of Trento and South Tyrol.
German Fundraising Award
In October 2004, the board of the Deutscher Fundraising Verband (German Fundraising Association) honours Monika Hauser with the Fundraising Award – the highest award given to fundraisers in Germany – to honour her courage, her visionary power and her enduring commitment for women.
Woman of the Year 2001
In November 2001, the Deutsche Staatsbürgerinnen-Verband (Association of Female German Nationals) appoints Monika Hauser as Woman of the Year 2001 on the basis of her commitment to raped women in war and crisis zones. The jury’s explanation of their choice: “Monika Hauser is part of the young generation of women who do not just talk about women but take the initiative and help women. Her efforts helped to ensure that the terrible violence against women and children in times of war was made public.”
In June 2000, medica mondiale is awarded the Pfarrer-Georg-Fritze-Gedächtnisgabe (Priest Georg Fritze Memorial Gift). This award of honour has been given by the protestant church district of Cologne-Mitte since 1981 to people and groups of people who make a special effort standing up for victims of dictatorships and violence.
Peter Beier Award
In December 2000, Monika Hauser is awarded the Peter Beier Award by the Evangelical Church in Rhineland. The award is given every two years to people in the public eye who support the causes of peace, justice and reconciliation.
Annette Barthelt Award
In December 1999, the Annette Barthelt Foundation gives Monika Hauser the Staatsbürgerlicher Preis (Civil Award), which is given once a year to individuals who contribute to raising awareness of terrorism and violence.
Johanna Löwenherz Award
In March 1998, Monika Hauser is given the Johanna Löwenherz Award by the District of Neuwied for her lasting commitment for women in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
German Federal Cross of Merit
In October 1996, Monika Hauser is due to be awarded the Bundesverdienstkreuz (German Federal Cross of Merit). She turns down the award because of the decision of the German Conference of Interior Ministers to “repatriate” Bosnian refugees despite the then unstable and catastrophic conditions in Bosnia.
Women of Europe Award
In late 1994, Monika Hauser is given the German Preis Frauen Europas (Women of Europe Award) 1995. The award has been given to women by the Network European Movement of Germany since 1991. It acknowledges women who contribute to European integration through their voluntary work.
In June 1994, Monika Hauser is given the Gustav Heinemann Award by the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). The award is given to individuals to acknowledge their credit for responsible commitment to freedom and justice.
Woman of the Year of ARD-Tagesthemen
In December 1993, Dr Monika Hauser is chosen as “Woman of the Year” by ARD-Tagesthemen, a news programme from one of the main German public TV stations.