Nathalie Missaoui (2014)

The first award goes to Nathalie Missaoui–via her music, her clarity, bravery, and dedication have increased consciousness about the natural importance of equal rights for men and women. Through campaigns such as Fatta (Understand), she has also brought attention to and emphasized issues of violence against women. In addition, through collectives such as Femtastic and Kwaai, she has clearly shown how culture in general and music in particular can function to improve society and raise consciousness.