Sibel Kekilli receives Federal Cross of Merit

Bundesverdienstkreuz für Sibel Kekilli

On 3rd of march, the international women’s day, actress Sibel Kekilli received The Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. President Joachim Gauck handed her the Cross of Merit in his residence “Schloss Bellevue“ in Berlin.

Sibel is tirelessly speaking out for women’s rights and against domestic violence against women. Since over 13 years now she is an ambassador for the non governmental organization „TERRE DES FEMMES“ which actively fights against honor killings and contributes to equal rights for women.

Picture: © Bundesregierung / Guido Bergmann