Hillary Clinton Award | 10/05/2023
Alaa Salah is a Sudanese democracy activist, civil society leader, and human rights activist who gained international media attention when a photograph of her standing on a car leading chants by a crowd of protestors went viral in April 2019. As a young student moved to activism during the uprising, Ms. Salah’s story represents the leading role played by women in the recent Sudanese protests as well as the impact of conflict on ordinary people; she has therefore emerged as an important voice of the revolution. Ms. Salah will speak on behalf of a broad and diverse network of women and civil society organizations actively involved in planning for the country’s transition, as well as speak to her own experience in the uprising. Since the protests, Ms. Salah has been actively involved in post-revolution neighborhood committees, which address the specific needs and priorities of each neighborhood and include projects such as repairing infrastructure or modernizing schools. Ms. Salah is also a member of MANSAM, a coalition of Sudanese women’s civil and political groups.