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French Award Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur for Anjali Gopalan

Oct 26, 2013 17:53 IST

Anjali Gopalan on 25 October 2013 was awarded with French highest civilian award Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur. She was awarded for her work on transgenders and HIV positive patients. She was awarded at a function, by Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, the French Cabinet Minister for Women’s Right.

About Anjali Gopalan

• Born on 1 September 1957, Gopalan is an Indian Human Rights and Animals Rights Activist
• She started the Naz Foundation (India) Trust as its executive director, which further changed the lives of the HIV Positive, transgenders and homosexuals
• In New York, she started her career as a social worker working for the migrants of the south East Asian who lacked valid documents

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