Shimon Peres (l) meets supermodel Naomi Campbell

Shimon Peres (l) meets supermodel Naomi Campbell (Credit: Peres centre for Peace)

Former Israeli president Shimon Peres welcomed supermodel and activist Naomi Campbell to Israel to mark International Women’s Day. 

The ninth president of Israel presented Campbell with the ‘Women Leading Change’ award, recognising her activism and work for equality. 

Shimon Peres interviewing Naomi Campbell

Shimon Peres interviewing Naomi Campbell

Opening the event, Peres said “We have no future in a world that discriminates against women”. He continued, by thanking  Campbell “for outstanding work to advance the role of women” across the world, whilst interviewing her,

Campbell said: “Leaders such as yourself, Mr. Peres, and those like Nelson Mandela, are what make the world a better place. You inspire me.”