Congratulations to Svetlana Alexievich on receiving the Nobel Prize

SvetlanaDear Ms. Svetlana Alexievich,

This is to congratulate you on winning the Nobel Prize in Literature for the year 2015. Let me congratulate you personally as well as on behalf of the board members of my organization, the International Alliance of Women, (IAW), founded in 1904 with a consultative status to the UN since 1947. The IAW works for the empowerment of women, the promotion of women’s human rights and gender equality globally.

Madame, your outstanding work has given voice to survivors of conflict and disaster all over the former Soviet Union, shedding light into the emotional lives of people you have met from Chernobyl to Kabul. Receiving the highest honor in the literary field is a well-deserved prize for you.

We look forward to reading your next book. Once again hearty congratulations!

Sincerely yours,

International Alliance of Women
Joanna Manganara