Women’s History Month 2020

HE. Ambassador John Desrocher presents the “Algerian Woman of Courage” award to Nawel Bahlouli Ptesident of El Hayet Association

The U.S. Embassy was honored to present the “Algerian Woman of Courage” award to Nawel Bahlouli at our annual Women’s History Month Reception. Ms. Bahlouli created the first NGO in Algeria supporting people living with HIV/AIDS – El Hayet – in 1998. She has persisted in her fight in the face of social stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS, and surmounted bureaucratic obstacles to provide people with access to treatment and confront stigmatization and discrimination.