Bacre Waly Ndiaye, a lawyer, former Director of UN High Commissioner Office for Human Rights in New York
"Having at heart the rights of all, she defended them on all fronts, especially at Palais Wilson in Geneva, at Quai d'Orsay and the Francophonie.
She was alert, committed, tenacious and effective. At all times, she knew how to remain faithful to her principles, as well as humane and smart in her actions.
In losing her, we have lost a faithful friend and a true activist for the cause of women, and beyond the human cause."