Unveiling of the winners of the Public Prize for Peace, 2018 edition

December 10, 2018

This much desired moment of individuals and communities in search of hope and peace has finally arrived!

The public this year presented a total of 19 candidates from 10 countries: four candidates from India, three from Pakistan, three from Colombia, and other candidates from Argentina, Cameroon, , Mexico, Peru, Sierra Leona, Trinidad and Tobago, United States. Once again, the origin of the candidates is different, as are the different ways that people find to express their deepest desire to live in peace.

The Public Peace Prize (PPP) is awarded to 11 finalists who have fulfilled all the conditions to become laureates. The PPP recognizes all of their efforts and their undeniable contribution to peace in their countries.

What’s new in the 2018 edition?

This 5th edition of the PPP has innovated by developing a more collaborative than competitive approach. Finalists’ support teams were invited to support and publicize all the finalists from any country, not just the nominally nominated candidate. The visibility given to each winner depends entirely on the sum total of the various forms of support that the public has given them during the period determined after the launch of each finalist.

2018 Laureates who transform their community

The PPP congratulates and notes the enthusiasm, courage, perseverance, dedication and determination of men and women, human rights defenders, environmentalists, artists committed to peace, media initiatives such as community radio, newspaper or the virtual platform.

The PPP congratulates and recognizes the laureates as artisans and peacemakers who carry out their work to respond to various issues in a context of war or armed conflict, political violence, poverty, economic marginalization, social exclusion. They focus their actions on groups of women and children who are victims of violence, physically disabled, vulnerable groups, marginalized and excluded, so that they can access a dignified life, in tolerance, compassion, solidarity, mutual aid and social inclusion. These artisans and peacemakers work to promote education, non-violence and the rights of women and children beyond social and cultural prejudices. They are also aimed at resolving conflicts, building peace and making cities safer and protecting the environment.

The PPP also congratulates them because they have succeeded in developing particular approaches that integrate justice, economics, culture and technology in one way or another to meet the challenges of today’s societies. They bring with them a world of tolerance and harmony that builds relationships between men and women on gender equality, respect, non-violence and non-discrimination. Finally, these solidarity and collective initiatives become lighthouses that mobilize hope and build the future in a culture of peace.

The mission of the Public Prize for Peace

The PPP honors and celebrates the work of an individual or initiative that has profoundly contributed to the culture of peace. It does not grant the winners any monetary compensation but the will to make them better recognized on a planetary scale, through the social networks. In addition, a plaque in the image of the representation on the web will be given in memory of this distinction.

The PPP would like to thank everyone who participated in this edition for their openness to the new approach that is more collaborative than competitive. PPP is pleased to offer visibility to all peace initiatives, whether known or not. The only objective of this prize is to make known a maximum of initiatives and artisans of peace to the general public, and this beyond any form of competition!

The Public Peace Prize team

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The Public Peace Prize team is constantly looking for correspondents in various countries, artists, musicians, volunteers for writing, translation and communications among others, to contribute to the process of recognition of initiatives and craftsmen of peace in the world!

Write to: contact@prixpublicpaix.org

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List of Laureates

Maria del Carmen Fuentes Quesada

Artisan of peace, Laureate for the 2018 Edition of the Public Peace Prize

Distinction granted for dedicate her life to the poor so they may live in dignity, tolerance, compassion, solidarity, assistance and social inclusion. CONGRATULATIONS!

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

Maria del Carmen Fuentes Quesada PPP 2018

Consult the complete profile: https://publicpeaceprize.org/maria-del-carmen-fuentes-quesada/

Lenin Raghuvanshi

Artisan of peace, Laureate for the 2018 Edition of the Public Peace Prize

Distinction awarded for the enthusiasm and courage of a man committed to the human rights of the Dalits and marginalized social groups. Through the NEO-DALITS movement, his enlightened vision contributes hope and builds the future. CONGRATULATIONS!

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

Lenin Raghuvanshi PPP 2018

Consult the complete profile: https://publicpeaceprize.org/lenin-raghuvanshi/

Dur Khan

Artisan of peace, Laureate for the 2018 Edition of the Public Peace Prize

Distinction awarded for his perseverance. He seeks peace and conflict resolution, and works defending human rights and the environment. CONGRATULATIONS!

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

Dur Khan PPP 2018

Consult the complete profile: https://publicpeaceprize.org/dur-khan-pakistan/

Inés Palomeque

Artisan of peace, Laureate for the 2018 Edition of the Public Peace Prize

Distinction awarded for her commitment as an educator dedicated to the prevention of violence among children and young people. She has implemented peaceful and inclusive initiatives that contribute to establishing a culture of peace. CONGRATULATIONS!

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

Ines Palomeque PPP 2018

Consult the complete profile: https://publicpeaceprize.org/ines-palomeque/

Nilanjana Sanyal

Artist for peace, Laureate for the 2018 Edition of the Public Peace Prize

Distinction awarded for the promotion of peace as fruit of social justice, she has made important contributions to discussions about sustainable and inclusive development for the rural poor, the underprivileged, the physically disabled, and for girls. CONGRATULATIONS!

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

Nilanjana Sanyal PPP 2018

Consult the complete profile: https://publicpeaceprize.org/nilanjana-sanyal/

David and Renate Jakupca

Artists for peace, Laureates for the 2018 Edition of the Public Peace Prize

Distinction awarded for their revolutionary approach, these artists and activists have successfully allied economy and culture with technology to bring about a just peace in harmony with nature. CONGRATULATIONS!

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

David and Renate Jakupca PPP 2018

 

Consult the complete profile: https://publicpeaceprize.org/david-and-renate-jakupca-2/

SAFECITY

Initiative of peace, Laureate for the 2018 Edition of the Public Peace Prize

Distinction awarded for its virtual platform, it has contributed to making cities safer by promoting equal access to public spaces for all, especially women. CONGRATULATIONS!

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

SAFECITY PPP 2018

 

Consult the complete profile: https://publicpeaceprize.org/safecity/

PazalaMujer

Initiative of peace, Laureate for the 2018 Edition of the Public Peace Prize

Distinction awarded for their community radio program, these young artisans of peace have shown courageous commitment by broadcasting proposals relative to the building of peace and the right to a violence-free life. CONGRATULATIONS!

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

PazalaMujer PPP 2018

 

Consult the complete profile: https://publicpeaceprize.org/pazalamujer/

THE EYE Newspaper

Initiative of peace, Laureate for the 2018 Edition of the Public Peace Prize

Distinction awarded for its program for the promotion of democratic tolerance that has made coexistence among different communities possible again, in a country marked by political violence. CONGRATULATIONS!

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

THE EYE Newspaper PPP 2018

 

Consult the complete profile: https://publicpeaceprize.org/the-eye-newspaper-2018/

INTERNATIONAL MEN’S DAY

Initiative of peace, Laureate for the 2018 Edition of the Public Peace Prize

Distinction awarded for promoting a worldview defined by tolerance and harmony that creates relationships between men and women based upon gender equality, respect, non-violence and non-discrimination. CONGRATULATIONS!

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

 

Consult the complete profile: https://publicpeaceprize.org/international-mens-day-2018/

Miraj Bibi

Artisan of peace, Laureate for the 2018 Edition of the Public Peace Prize

Distinction awarded for her devotion and determination, she has relentlessly promoted education for children and women beyond social and cultural discrimination. She has become a symbol of social commitment in service of underprivileged people. CONGRATULATIONS!

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

Miraj Bibi PPP 2018

Consult the complete profile: https://publicpeaceprize.org/miraj-bibi/