Deadline: March 1, 2022

Nominations are invited for the KidsRights International Children’s Peace Prize 2022. The International Children’s Peace Prize is awarded annually to a child who fights courageously for children’s rights.

All winners have shown a remarkable commitment to combating problems millions of children face worldwide. 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 International Children’s Peace Prize is an initiative of Marc Dullaert, Chairman and Founder of the KidsRights Foundation.

Prizes

The winner receives:

  • The “Nkosi” statuette which depicts a child that sets the world in motion.
  • A study and care grant to enable the child to obtain an education.
  • A project fund of €10,000, which is invested by KidsRights in relevant children’s rights projects that are closely connected to the winner’s area of work.

In addition, winning the International Children’s Peace Prize gives the winner a global platform to promote their work. For example, the message of Nav and Vhiaan, the winner of 2021, reached 3.5 billion people all over the world!

Eligibility

  • Any person above the age of 18 or an organization can nominate a child;
  • The child must be between the age of 12 and 17 by the time of the nomination deadline;
  • The child can be from any country in the world;
  • The child must have a demonstrable history of standing up and fighting for the rights of children, including himself or herself;
  • The child needs to be able to travel abroad and feel comfortable communicating with other people;
  • The child agrees to being nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize.

Nomination

For more information, visit International Children’s Peace Prize.

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