Entries are now open for 2021 International Children’s Peace Prize that is awarded annually to a child who fights courageously for children’s rights. It is an initiative of Marc Dullaert, Chairman and Founder of the KidsRights Foundation.
The prize recognizes the achievements of the young winner. The prize also offers the winner a global platform to promote his ideals and further his work. With the newfound attention, these young heroes’ messages reach an international audience of millions. This global attention will generate a higher level of cooperation and structural improvement for the realisation of children’s rights.
The motivation behind the prize is to provide a platform for children to express their ideas and personal involvement in children’s rights. KidsRights feels that children should be recognized, awarded and motivated in their fierce efforts to improve their own situation and that of the children in their environment and even the world.
The prize was launched by KidsRights during the 2005 World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates at the Capitol in Rome, chaired by Mikhail Gorbachev. Since then, the prize has been presented every year by a Nobel Peace Laureate.
- The winner receives the statuette ‘Nkosi’, which shows how a child sets the world in motion.
- The winner also receives a study grant and a world-wide platform to promote his or her ideals and causes to the benefit of children’s rights.
- A project fund of €100,000 is invested by KidsRights in projects that are closely connected to the winners’ area of work.
- Any person or organisation may nominate a child for review by the Expert Committee;
- A child above 12 years and under 18 years of age; (the child should not be older than 17 years by the time of the nomination deadline);
- From all over the world;
- The child must have a clear history of standing up and fighting for the rights of him/herself and other children. It is important that the child has an active approach in accomplishing this goal, which has led to a concrete result;
- Ability to travel abroad and feeling comfortable communicating with other people;
- The child agrees to being nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize.
For more information, visit https://donate.kidsrights.org/international-childrens-peace-prize-nominations