UK Cypriot Baroness Meral Ece awarded ‘Incredible Female’ in EBB’s 2021 International Women’s Day Awards

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Baroness Meral Hussein-Ece has been selected in the ‘Incredible Female’ awards given by Educating Beyond Borders(EBB).

Sharing her thanks on social media Hussein-Ece wrote: “Very honoured to be awarded recognition as one of many ‘Incredible Women’ Awards from this amazing organisations. – EBB 2021 International Women’s Day Awards”

Baroness Meral Hussein-Ece awarded ‘Incredible Female’ in EBB’s 2021 International Women’s Day Awards

Baroness Meral Hussein-Ece awarded ‘Incredible Female’ in EBB’s 2021 International Women’s Day Awards

EBB recognised Hussein-Ece work and achievements, especially highlighting her work for the ethnic minorities and contribution to peace in Cyprus, saying :
” Meral Hussein Ece, Baroness Hussein-Ece, OBE is a British Liberal Democrat member of the House of Lords. She is the first woman of Turkish Cypriot origin to be a member of either house of Parliament after she was appointed a Liberal Democrat working peer on 28 May 2010.
Ece originally studied art history and fine art at Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design, before going to work in local government and training as a librarian.

In November 2009, Ece was appointed as a Commissioner to the Equality and Human Rights Commission. In May 2008 Ece was appointed by the Minister for Equalities, Harriet Harman MP to serve on the Government’s Task Force to increase the numbers of ethnic minority women councillors in the UK.

Ece was awarded the OBE in the Queens New Year Honours 2009, for services to local government. She was Chair of the Ethnic Minority Liberal Democrats (2007–10) and was a member of the Liberal Democrats Federal Executive Committee 2005–10, and advised Nick Clegg MP, Leader of the Liberal Democrats on community cohesion and minority ethnic communities.
In November 2012, she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate (DLitt) by Coventry University, for her work to promote equality for ethnic minorities in the UK, and contribution to peace in Cyprus.”

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