Baroness Cox will receive ‘Advocate for Justice’ Award at ANCA-WR Gala
GLENDALE—The Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region announced that it will bestow its 2018 “Advocate for Justice” Award to Caroline Cox, a Member of the British House of Lords, at the 2018 ANCA-WR Gala in recognition of her consistent efforts aimed at advocating the interests of Artsakh and its people, as well as bringing international attention to the plight of Artsakh and the injustices waged against it by Azerbaijan.
“Over the course of three decades, Baroness Caroline Cox has consistently utilized her powerful voice and all resources at her disposal to bring peace and justice to the Armenian people of Artsakh and to highlight the aggressive actions of the Azeri government and military against freedom-loving people who simply want to live in an independent state of their own choosing. As such, Baroness Cox is highly deserving of the ANCA Western Region’s prestigious Advocate for Justice award, and we look forward to her traveling from Britain to allow our community to publicly recognize her and express our collective gratitude for all she has done and continues to do for Artsakh and for our Cause,” stated Nora Hovsepian, Chair of the ANCA-WR.
British House of Lords Member Baroness Cox has visited Artsakh 86 times from as early as during the Artsakh War between 1988-1994 to most recently last August. As a former registered nurse, she saw the need for a rehabilitation center in Artsakh following the war and established the Lady Cox Rehabilitation Center in 2000. Since then, the Lady Cox Rehabilitation Center, which provides high-quality, specialized, medical care each year to approximately 1,000 local and regional patients, has treated over 15,000 people to date. Among those receiving treatment – both at the Center and in their homes – are patients with spinal cord injuries, elderly stroke victims, infants and children born with disabilities, such as cerebral palsy and spina bifida, and of course casualties of war, including amputees and others who have been maimed or disabled as a result of Azeri landmines and attacks.
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