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Humanitarian worker Kozorog named Slovenian Woman of the Year

Ljubljana, 6 January - Physician and humanitarian worker Ninna Kozorog, who is heading an association which has campaigned for assistance to retirees living in poverty, is the recipient of the Slovenian Woman of the Year 2019 award by the women's magazine Jana/Zarja.

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Doctor and humanitarian worker Ninna Kozorog becomes the Slovenian Women of the Year 2019 as selected by readers of women's magazine Zarja/Jana.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

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All ten shortlisted candidates for the title of Slovenian Women of the Year 2019 as selected by readers of women's magazine Zarja/Jana.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

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Prime Minister Marjan Šarec congratulates Ninna Kozorog, the Slovenian Women of the Year 2019 as selected by readers of women's magazine Zarja/Jana.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Kozorog heads Humanitarček, an association for the promotion of humanitarian activity, whose activities include a project called Vida, which aims at highlighting the difficulties faced by the elderly people in remote areas.

"The Humanitarček association helps the homeless and elderly and all who are being lost in the riddles of life they are not able to solve on their own," the magazine said as the award was conferred for the 31st time on Sunday.

According to Jana/Zarja, Kozorog always makes sure that people keep their dignity, and what is very important, she and her colleagues do not assist with money, they jump in to help with exactly what people need.

"This may be advice when people fill in forms, warm socks or wood for an old stove," the magazine's website adds.

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