In case you missed it, British-Lebanese lawyer Amal Clooney stepped out with her husband George at Buckingham Palace earlier this week (in a heavenly white Jean-Louis Scherrer by Stephane Rolland gown, might we add) to attend a reception held by Prince Charles for his charity, the Prince’s Trust International. The charity just announced that they have teamed up with Amal on an award honouring the achievements of young women, to be named after none other than the human rights lawyer herself.
The accolade, officially called the ‘Amal Clooney Award’, will shine a light on the work of enterprising and inspirational young women, who have sought to make an enduring change in their community.
We hope over the next year to be a voice telling the story of amazing unsung female heroes worldwide. Visit our site to nominate someone you know for The Amal Clooney Award https://t.co/z2zQFQ0z0m— Prince's Trust Int. (@PrincesTrustInt) March 16, 2019
The initiative invites the public to nominate women, between the ages of 11 and 30, who are "unsung heroes" in their communities and who more than deserve public recognition. According to a press release issued by the charity, their efforts can range from "sustainable farming schemes, to community projects in refugee camps, to rebuild-work in war zones."
Amal, who most recently represented the winner of 2018’s Nobel Peace Prize, courageous activist Nadia Murad, reportedly added, “I am honoured to have been invited by Prince’s Trust International to participate in this global initiative celebrating young women who are change-makers in their communities. It is a privilege to be able to play a part in a project that will draw attention to incredible young women who are the future leaders of our world”.
Clooney will personally handpick a winner, on an annual basis.
The Prince of Wales is hosting a dinner at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the work of the @PrincesTrust Group.
Ambassadors & supporters of the Trust are attending the event including human rights lawyer Amal Clooney & actors George Clooney, Chiwetel Ejiofor and @TheRealLukevans. pic.twitter.com/tYhVACHJdh— Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) March 12, 2019
The Chief Executive of The Prince’s Trust, Dame Martina Milburn DCVO CBE, said the charity was “delighted” to be working with Amal. She will join the likes of Dame Helen Mirren, Benedict Cumberbatch and Kylie Minogue as the latest A-list ambassador for the cause.
The celebrated barrister and her husband George were also honoured for their humanitarian work earlier this week at People's Postcode Lottery Charity Gala in Edinburgh. Amal was the epitome of chic in a satin Stella McCartney one-shoulder jumpsuit and leopard-print clutch.
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