Mabel van Oranje

A global advocate for freedom, justice and development, Mabel van Oranje was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws.

Founder and chair of Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage, Mabel is co-founder of the European Council on Foreign Relations and a board member of Global Witness, the Malala Fund, the Open Society Foundations, the Sigrid Rausing Trust, and The Elders - a group of global leaders working together for peace and human rights.

She is committed to the fight against HIV/AIDS and the global efforts that led to the establishment of the International Criminal Court. Mabel has received accolades including the John Diefenbaker Defender of Human Rights and Freedom Award and the ICRW Champions for Change Award for Innovation.