Butler Medal presentation at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center on November 5

The William J. Butler Human Rights Medal honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the human rights field.

Dr. Radhika Coomaraswamy served as the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women for nine years. In her reports to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights she has focused on violence in the family, violence in the community, violence against women during armed conflict, and the problem of international trafficking.