Oral Ataniyazova

Goldman Prize Recipient,

Ms. Ataniyazova has worked tirelessly to alleviate the environmental and health problems of the Aral Sea region. Most of Dr. Ataniyazova’s activities concentrate on women and how they can improve their lives, including family health and the quality of food and water. With over 10,000 people involved, Perzent trains local groups in areas such as health, hygiene, and sustainable agriculture and has several branches in rural areas of the region. Dr. Ataniyazova has worked on these issues on national, regional, and international levels and has been an important spokesperson in reproductive health addressing international bodies such as the United Nations.