Unveiling of the Laureates of the Public Prize for Peace, 2019 Edition

December 10, 2019

The Public Peace Prize (PPP) is awarded to seven finalists and recognizes all of their efforts and their undeniable contribution to peace in their countries.

This year, the public has presented a total of nine candidates from different corners of the planet: India, Burundi, Mexico, Pakistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Trinidad and Tobago, Colombia and Morocco.

For a second consecutive year, the Public Peace Prize advocates a more collaborative than competitive approach.

This 6th edition of the PPP has further innovated thanks to the creation of the Public Peace Prize Group / Prix du Public pour la Paix, specifically designed to provide visibility and public recognition to artisans and peacemakers worldwide. To this end, the finalists support teams were also invited to “like” the presentation of each nomination, in addition to theirs, to share it and especially to write comments of appreciation on the group and on our Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/3067081363361780/

https://www.facebook.com/publicpeaceprize.prixpublicpaix/

People who do not have an account on Facebook were also asked to support the candidates directly with comments on our website at: https://publicpeaceprize.org/

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The Public Peace Prize (PPP) congratulates and notes the enthusiasm, courage, perseverance, dedication and determination of the true peace-builders, human rights activists, artists for peace and initiatives for peace social inclusion, empowerment or building social fabric. They focus their actions on groups of people of all ages in conditions of greater vulnerability. In many cases, they have become examples of resilience, resistance and dignity.

The PPP congratulates and recognizes them as peacemakers who carry out their work to challenge important issues in our world today. These issues have led our laureates to organize or take action to deal with poverty, economic marginalization or social exclusion, cultural or religious intolerance, fear, violence in their region, as well as serious and irreparable damage to the environment caused by resource extraction industries.

The PPP congratulates them for having succeeded in deconstructing these issues, proposing relations that favor ways of seeing the world with greater tolerance and dignity: education for peace and cooperation, reconciliation, social inclusion, interfaith dialogue, homeland defense and environmental protection, pluralist democracy, demilitarization, disarmament, and the defense of the lives of communities affected by violent conflict. They are building spaces to sow hope among people forced to cope with death, enforced disappearances and massacres perpetrated for decades. They are building new relationships between men and women on gender equality, respect, non-violence, non-discrimination, social justice and peace in a world in dire need.

The PPP honors and celebrates the work of an individual or initiative that has profoundly contributed to the culture of peace. This is not a cash prize, but an honorific distinction that encourages public recognition across borders. A souvenir plaque will be offered to each laureate at the end of this edition.

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The PPP would like to thank everyone who participated in this edition for their contribution to the visibility given to all peace initiatives.

The Public Prize for Peace Team

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The Public Peace Prize team is continually seeking volunteers in various countries able to identify, propose and support peace initiatives or artisans to help them escape anonymity and contribute to their recognition process in the world!

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List of winners of the 2019 edition

HECHO EN LIBERTAD

Distinction granted for giving young people in prison a possibility of social reintegration: a second chance to change their future and thus build a better country. CONGRATULATIONS!

This is the certificate in their language that Public Peace Prize gives them to highlight this honorable distinction:

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Consult the complete profile: HECHO EN LIBERTAD

REHMAT AZIZ KHAN CHITRALI

Distinction granted for his poetry and linguistic work in defense of the dignity and rights of women and against violence and physical torture in a male-dominated society marked by violent extremism. CONGRATULATIONS!

This is the certificate in his language that Public Peace Prize gives him to highlight this honorable distinction:

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Consult the complete profile: REHMAT AZIZ KHAN CHITRALI

SOPEVUDECO

Distinction granted for their fight against poverty, for the promotion of human rights, peace, food security and social development of the most vulnerable old people. CONGRATULATIONS!

This is the certificate in their language that Public Peace Prize gives them to highlight this honorable distinction:

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Consult the complete profile: SOPEVUDECO

ÉTIENNE DE JONGHE

Distinction granted to this builder of peace for his commitment to pluralist democracy, demilitarization, disarmament, reconciliation, peace, as well as in the defense of communities affected by violent conflict. CONGRATULATIONS!

This is the certificate in his language that Public Peace Prize gives him to highlight this honorable distinction:

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Consult the complete profile: ÉTIENNE DE JONGHE

MOVIMIENTO RIOS VIVOS COLOMBIA

Distinction granted for sowing hope among people forced to deal with death, enforced disappearances and massacres perpetrated for decades. They are an example of courage, resilience, resistance and dignity. CONGRATULATIONS!

This is the certificate in their language that Public Peace Prize gives them to highlight this honorable distinction:

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Consult the complete profile: MOVIMIENTO RIOS VIVOS COLOMBIA

ZAKARIA El HAMEL

Distinction granted for its commitment to peace and human rights. To foster dialogue that enhances understanding, respect and peace between people of different cultures and religions. CONGRATULATIONS!

This is the certificate in his language that Public Peace Prize gives him to highlight this honorable distinction:

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Consult the complete profile: ZAKARIA EL HAMEL

WORLD DAY OF THE BOY CHILD

Distinction granted for reducing the vulnerability of boys to poor school performance, use as child soldiers, full-time early work, and the increasing incidence of depression and suicide. CONGRATULATIONS!

This is the certificate in their language that Public Peace Prize gives them to highlight this honorable distinction:

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Consult the complete profile: WORLD DAY OF THE BOY CHILD