Offer your support to Mr Akhand

Akhand is a social worker fighting for human rights in the state of Odisha, in Eastern India, speaking out for depressed, marginalized and vulnerable people.

Akhand became deeply involved in campaigning where human rights are grossly violated by the state. He has been constantly on the move, fighting for justice and the protection of human rights in the greater interests of society. He is a rural activist who lives a simple life and has a strong desire to work with and for the benefit of common people.

He respects people from every walk of life, and works towards the protection of human rights as he believes that everyone is equal and deserves equal rights. He wants everyone to be able to live with dignity. Akhand has not been defeated in spite of many threats and attacks on him because of the work he does promoting non-violence, and walking the path of Mahatma Gandhiji.

Legal assistance

Akhand has been providing direct free legal assistance to victims or their family members in cases of human rights violations through direct intervention. He approaches the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and State Human Rights commission (SHRC) on behalf of victims or their families. He fights against human rights violations where the public is directly or indirectly affected. He has filed more than 1000 cases before NHRC or SHRC for individual victims or for the public. More than 10,000 people have benefited directly from interventions made by Akhand.

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Offer your support to KHOWAR Academy

The Khowar Academy is northern Pakistan’s initiative for peace, and for the promotion, documentation and preservation of endangered languages of Pakistan, India, Afghanistan and Kashmir.

Khowar is an Indo-Aryan language spoken in northern Pakistan by about 10 million people. It is the old language of the historic city of Chitral. Khowar is recognized even by speakers of its neighboring languages as a sweet language, well suited to reciting poetry, singing love songs, or chatting among friends. From Chitral to Ghizer, Khowar is a thriving, vibrant language used in every aspect of life by those who call it their mother-tongue. The goal of Khowar Academy is to preserve and develop the Khowar language and culture through research, documentation, and publications.

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Offer your support to Artists for Peace (APLP)

Since its foundation in 1983, the ARTISTS FOR PEACE initiative (Les Artistes pour la Paix – APLP), in Quebec, Canada, has been raising awareness among artists and citizens around the world about actions to help the blossoming of lasting peace through disarmament and social justice. Its mission is to promote the creation of non-political works of art for peace.

This initiative uses the arts as a promotional tool to protect life (including the environment, water, air, climate and diversity), culture and educational and public health institutions as well as human rights, fighting against sexism and racism in solidarity with minorities and indigenous people. Through manifestos, petitions, speeches and letters to elected officials, Artists for Peace fights against militarism and for disarmament. Several of its members have been to prison because of anti-nuclear activism.

To reach its goals, members produce artwork and organize exhibitions, shows and activities. The organization collaborates on conferences, meetings and assemblies that speak to its members or which pay tribute to representatives of the artistic community by showcasing their achievements.

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Offer your support to Guillermo MESA VELÁSQUEZ!

Guillermo MESA VELÁSQUEZ, Salvatorian priest of the Society of the Divine Savior (SDS), was born in Medellín, Colombia and is known as the “shepherd who smells like sheep”. His life covers more than eighty years characterized by coherence and radicalism, his total dedication to humility, service, empathy, joy, solidarity and respect for autonomy, diversity, freedom and democracy. Read more :
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¡Ofrece tu apoyo a Guillermo MESA VELÁSQUEZ!

Un “Pastor con olor a oveja” es Guillermo Mesa Velásquez, Sacerdote Salvatoriano de la Sociedad del Divino Salvador (SDS), nacido en Medellín, Colombia. Más de ochenta años de una vida caracterizada por la coherencia y radicalidad, por su entrega total con mucha humildad, servicio, empatía, alegría, solidaridad y respeto por la autonomía, la diversidad, la libertad y la democracia.
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Offer your support to Shruti NAGVANSHI!!

Shruti NAGVANSHI is a women‘s and children‘s rights activist and advocate for marginalized groups in India, including rural women.

She is one of the founding members of People’s Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR) and a founder of Savitri Bai Phule Mahila Panchayat, a women’s forum. She has worked with several other projects to empower minorities.

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Offer your support to Marceline BUDZA!

Marceline BUDZA, a young woman from the Democratic Republic of Congo, is known for her work in defending human rights and empowering women.

Marceline created the Association of Women Cooperatives Rebuild Women’s Hope (RWH) in 2013 with a vision for change. She has worked tirelessly ever since to enable many women to regain economic independence and become active participants in society and the economy.

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Offer your support to « DIGNITY and MEMORY MONUMENT »!

An initiative created in 2006 in Barranquilla, Colombia whose objective is to contribute to the construction of social memory, and to generate actions of reconciliation and peace through symbolic and artistic elements.
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¡Ofrece tu apoyo a MONUMENTO por la DIGNIDAD y la MEMORIA!

Una iniciativa creada en el 2006 por la Red Sur de Barranquilla, Colombia, cuyo objetivo es aportar a la construcción de la memoria social y generar acciones para la reconciliación y la paz a través de elementos simbólicos y artísticos.
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Offer your support to André Jacob

André JACOB, retired professor of social work, writer and peace and human rights activist, committed to fighting racism and discrimination against migrants and to establishing just relations with indigenous peoples.

He is a professor who made his career at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM), a polyglot, painter and writer, with a background in philosophy, social work and sociology.

Globetrotter in his youth, he explored several countries including Tunisia, Mali, Chile, El Salvador, Argentina, and Nicaragua starting in 1965. His commitments abroad made him aware of social and economic inequalities. Faced with the difficulties experienced by populations dominated by military dictatorships, he decided to devote part of his life to promoting peace, non-violence and respect for human rights.

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Offer your support to Arjumand Zaidi

A veteran social worker in Lucknow, India, Dr. Arjumand ZAIDI is also a Geographer, Environmentalist and a Human Rights & Peace Activist. She is an eminent educationist with a vision to empower youth to become advocates of peace and tolerance. She is steadfastly serving the nation in moving towards the provisions of equal rights, peace, tolerance and nurturing humanity.

Dr. Zaidi is running a global campaign called “Peace and Tolerance through Human Rights”. The aim of this project is to make people aware of human rights in accordance with the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and to motivate people to commit to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030.

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Launch of the support period for finalists of the 2020 edition of the Public Peace Prize

Important:  The validation of the finalists depends on your participation! This is what makes this award the only distinction in the world focused on the recognition of people and initiatives working for peace, that are proposed, nominated and validated by the public. Each week, starting the first week of March, a new person or initiative will be presented on the PPP website and on Facebook.

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This year, in spite of the uncertainties of the pandemic, nine (9) nominations proposed and supported by local teams met the requirements to be nominated as a finalist. They come from five (5) countries: Canada, Colombia, India, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Pakistan, and will be presented in three languages.

While they come from a variety of generations and cultures, on a daily basis these peacemakers are all rebuilding the broken bonds in their communities – misunderstandings, inequalities and tensions that are sometimes centuries old. They act through words, theater, human rights education; they set up economic empowerment initiatives for women and groups left to their own devices. Driven by strong convictions for the respect of all human life and the planet, these bearers of peace and justice transform the lives of thousands of victims of economic, social and cultural violence into an experience of human dignity and liberation.

The nomination period for the 2021 edition of the PPP is now open.

The nomination period for the next edition of the award is now open for nominations until July 1, 2021.

Who is eligible to apply? Any individual or initiative that contributes to building a world oriented towards peace, openness to others, mutual understanding and respect, reconciliation, recognition of ethnic, social and religious diversity, inclusion, non-violence and social and environmental justice.

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https://prixpublicpaix.org/2021/02/23/lancement-de-la-periode-de-soutien-aux-finalistes-de-ledition-2020-du-prix-du-public-pour-la-paix/