The Anne Klein Women’s Award

In honour of Anne Klein the Heinrich Böll Foundation has created the Anne Klein Women’s Award. Anne Klein, a dedicated lawyer and openly lesbian politician, has been a pioneer of feminist causes. She served as the first feminist Women’s Senator in Berlin’s state government.

The prize is annually awarded to women who have shown exemplary commitment for making gender democracy a reality. The award is endowed with 10.000 €.

The Anne Klein Women's Award was made possible by a generous donation from Anne Klein. Many thanks for this!

Anne-Klein-Frauenpreis mit englischem Untertitel - Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung

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Anne Klein Women's Award 2024


Announcement: Anne Klein Women’s Award 2024

Announcement: Anne Klein Women's Award 2024

We invite you to nominate candidates for the 2024 Anne Klein Women’s Award. Further details and nomination criteria can be found here.

  • The closing date for submissions is 3rd September 2023.

The award ceremony will take place on 01 March 2024 in Berlin.

Anne Klein Women’s Award 2023

The award winners 2012 - 2021

Anne Klein Women's Award 2018 to Jineth Bedoya and Mayerlis Angarita

Anne Klein Women's Award 2017 to Nomarussia Bonase

Anne Klein Women's Award 2016 to Gisela Burckhardt

Anne Klein Women's Award 2015 to Nebahat Akkoc

Anne Klein Women's Award 2014 to Imelda Marrufo Nava

Lepa Mlađenović - winner of the Anne Klein Women's Award 2013

Nivedita Prasad - Winner of the Anne Klein Women's Award 2012

Nomination and Award Criteria


Dr. Imme Scholz, Chairman of the Heinrich Böll Foundation, Chairwoman of the Jury

Renate Künast, Member of the German Parliament, Bündnis90/Die Grünen

Sylvia Löhrmann, Minister of State (ret.)

Prof. Dr. Michaele Schreyer, former Vice President of the European Movement Germany

Jutta Wagner, lawyer, former President of the German Women Lawyers' Association


Anne Klein (1950 - 2011)

Support the Women's Award


If you share the cause of the Anne Klein Women's Award, we would be delighted to receive further donations:

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