Ten women, including Algerian Malika Bellaribi, received Tuesday evening, in Paris, the Trophy of Successful Woman, a symbol of personal and professional success for women promoting dialogue among cultures and peace in the world.
In addition to Algerian Malika Bellaribi, the awarded women are from different European, Mediterranean and African countries.
The ceremony, organized by Lila Boukortt, head of the France Euro-Mediterranean Association, took place at the headquarters of the French ministry of Foreign Affairs, in the presence of the minister and diplomats from various countries, including the Chargé d’Affaires at Algeria’s embassy in France, Saïd Moussi.
The evening featured two merely Algerian cultural events, namely a fashion show by Algerian designer Yasmina Chellali and a musical concert by Beihdja Rahal and her orchestra.
Born in 1956 in the shanty town of Nanterre, France, from parents who took part in the Algerian protests of 17 October 1961 in Paris, Malika Bellaribi is a committed artiste and a famous opera singer in France.
Her rare and generous voice has allowed her to perform on the world’s major stages.
The other winners are Abeer Hamad (Palestine), Rym Ben Sallem (Tunisia), Rabiaa Menouar (Morocco), Bineta Fall (Senegal), Anne Marie Gaignard (France), Marit Fosse (Norway), Antonina Dachkina (Russia), Mary Brilli (Italy) and Van Paris (Brazil).