Zakaria El Hamel- Morocco

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Young Dedicated Human Rights and Peace Activist

Mr Zakaria El Hamel as a dedicated Human rights and Peace Activist in Morocco, is encouraging a new Generation to stand up for peace and human rights in turbulent Arabic World.

Zakaria El Hamel, 36 years old, is so important for Morocco: for almost two decades, Zakaria has dedicated himself to creating a culture of tolerance and understanding by instilling an awareness and appreciation of human rights. Born in the city of Berkane in northwestern Morocco, Zakaria was introduced to equality and religious diversity at a very early age. He studied law in university, and in 2005 he founded ‘‘Youth for Peace and Dialogue between Cultures’’ in Oujda, where he now lives.

As the President of youth for Peace and Dialogue, Zakaria began to meet and collaborate with national and international active human rights groups to promote intercultural action. In August 2010, he took part in the Youth Summit for Human Rights International (YHRI) at the United Nations in Geneva as the Youth Delegate from Morocco. This event gave him a new inspiration in the following years to help protect the country from the growing threat of fanaticism in nearby lands by promoting all human rights, including freedom of religion and expression.

Zakaria reached further for even more help: Working alongside religious leaders from the Catholic, Islamic, Christian and Methodist faiths, Zakaria next staged an interfaith event in the Saint Louis Church in Oujda. This celebrated ‘‘World    Interfaith Harmony Week’’- a United Nations initiative to increase peace, tolerance and mutual understanding between different faiths.

With the contribution of different organizations, he has promoted human rights, respect for freedom of expression, thought and belief, through workshops and conferences. With his message he has reached street vendors, children, young leaders of schools and groups in different towns and cities throughout the country. From the Moroccan Observatory of Education and the National Council on Human Rights to the United Religions Initiative, more than twenty organisations and groups formed alliances. Together, they now work with Zakaria and his Foundation about Human rights education all over Morocco, maintaining the long tradition of peace and tolerance in this North African Kingdom.

Zakaria El Hamel is Member of Anna Lindh Foundation and Member of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court too.

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More on:

http://www.myafricanmagazine.com/zakaria-el-hamel-wins-the-2017-pan-african-humanitarian-award/

https://www.peacetraining.eu/documentary-human-rights-morocco-launched-to-celebrate-peace-and-interfaith-dialogue-in-morocco/

Rehmat Aziz Khan Chitrali – Pakistan

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The Voice of the Communities without Voice, Pacifist and Defender of Human Rights for all

Rehmat Aziz Chitrali lives in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, and is a linguist, poet, author, translator, social activist, cultural researcher, human rights activist, volunteer, keyboards developer and Inventor.

As peacemaker he works on countering violent extremism in Pakistan. He spreads the message of peace through his initiative “My language and my poetry for Peace”. He works on the conflict resolution issues between the villagers, mainly between men and women. He is known for his ability to mobilize people and resources for peacebuilding. Rehmat Aziz has wide-ranging experience in advocating for systemic change relating to women and youth’s inclusion in prevention, conflict resolution, peacebuilding and security at a regional level.

Committed to protecting the human rights of young women, girls and children in Pakistan; he is convincing the parents to admit their girls in school for imparting mother language education. Through his initiative “Stop Forced Marriage” he is also fighting against the forced marriage of young girls with aged men. He is also fighting against the physical torture, violence against women and girls in this man dominated society. He is mobilizing women and girls for peacebuilding in their areas.

He is world record holder in the field of linguistics and IT. He is the first person in the world to create software which allows the typing of 40 ‎endangered languages on a single platform. While living in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province during the Taliban regime, Rehmat Aziz created ‎Khowar Wikipedia on the internet and wrote Khowar language articles on topics the Taliban ‎discouraged, namely education, human rights, youth rights, peace, women’s rights, Children rights, fundamental rights, mother language education for boys and girls in primary level and the ‎preservation of regional endangered languages in northern Pakistan and played an active role for mother languages.  In spite of the region’s struggles with remoteness and security tensions, Rehmat Aziz has continued to ‎promote the Khowar language and its development along with the other 69 regional endangered languages of Pakistan. He is well known for his linguistics acumen, integrity, sincerity to the cause of language and culture documentation and dedication to the profession. His literary and linguistic works promoted essential qualities for a progressive society such as gender equality, love and affection, dedication to service, truthfulness, tolerance for each other, peace and inter provincial linguistic harmony.

He has already been awarded many national and international awards, gold medals, recognitions on excellent performance, contribution and dedicated works towards linguistics. He continues to pursue his activities in linguistics and literary works for mother languages and is a source of inspiration for younger generations.

He has participated in the United Nations Youth Forum on behalf of Pakistan. He has worked as voice over artist in the first ever Khowar environmental film namely Markhoor. His voice and art are widely applauded in the Khowar speaking community. He has been justly called “The Linguistic Mastermind” by the Pakistani civil society organization “My Voice Unheard”. Another civil society organization “Bolo Jawan” has also called him “The Preservers of Languages”.

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https://www.poemhunter.com/rehmat-azizchitrali/biography/

https://tribune.com.pk/story/791766/tech-talk-typing-in-tongues-now-a-click-away/

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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!

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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/

Miraj Bibi

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Primary School Teacher, Volunteer and Female Education Activist

Mrs. Miraj Bibi, young primary school teacher at Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Education Department of Pakistan, has played an active role in education. She has established a free Tuition Centre for the poor boys and girls in her native town Khot Valley, where she imparted basic skills.

She is well known for her educational acumen, integrity, sincerity, concern for the poor children and dedication to the profession of education. She relentlessly confronted social and cultural bias and odds and emerged as an icon of the women’s education in Chitral.

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Español: https://publicpeaceprize.org/miraj-bibi-2/

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PazalaMujer

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Women community radio program for a culture of peace, equality and reconciliation

PazalaMujer is an initiative of the “Red departamental de mujeres jóvenes del Atlántico”, Colombia. It was created as a response to the various acts of violence against women, the immersion of young women in street gangs and the wave of femicides.

PazalaMujer is a radio program, from the city of Barranquilla, created in 2017 as a tool of communication for participation of young women on the radio where they become protagonists to stimulate and make visible proposals for the construction of peace. Its non-discriminatory content and respect for women’s right to be free from violence include life stories, interviews, figures, opinions and reflections on the reality of women. These are living traces of our world, experiences of young women peacemaker.

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

How to support them: https://publicpeaceprize.org/2018-public-peace-prize-finalists/

Español: https://publicpeaceprize.org/pazalamujer-2/

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SAFECITY

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A virtual initiative that improves the safety for women and girls in urban areas

Safecity is a non-profit organization in the United States under the name Red Dot Foundation Global and in India as the Red Dot Foundation. Founded and led by ElsaMarie D’Silva, this team aims to make cities safer by promoting equal access to public spaces for all. In this way Safecity improves the lives of women, girls, youth and the elderly through awareness, interaction and education.

Safecity encourages victims of sexual harassment (mainly women and girls) to share their stories, to learn that they are not alone as “victims”, to feel able to defend themselves and to confront the aggressor.

These data, which can be anonymous, are grouped in a virtual platform as hot spots on a map showing trends at the local level and allows, among other things, to better understand the “safe” landscape of a region and make the most informed decision when people want to go there.

This information is useful for individuals, local communities and local government to identify the factors behind violent behavior and to work on strategies for finding solutions.

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

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Español: https://publicpeaceprize.org/safecity-2/

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Nilanjana Sanyal

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Artist for peace, tolerance and solidarity

Nilanjana Sanyal, woman, humanist, passionate and committed to the peace process in Hyderabad, India.

With training in psychology, law, peace studies (Ambassadorship), creative writing and the Liberal Arts, including music and photography. She has volunteered/worked (flexibly) with different social organizations including the then “Social Services Division” (now, Corporate Sustainability) of TATA STEEL, reporting to the late Dr. Dhruv Dey, Director. She has often had an arduous life journey marked by a challenge which has also restricted her travel and braved with more courage.

Much of her writings pertain to poverty, inequality, sustainable development and peace and nonviolence.  In her books she has raised a series of haunting questions. How to reach the fruits of development to the rural poor, the underprivileged, the physically handicapped, and the female child? How to ensure that development is not achieved at the expense of nature and the environment? How to organise popular movements for the restoration of values and genuine peace in society? She believes that the progress, prosperity, peace and happiness of nations are in a large part determined by the extent to which we address the welfare, well-being and quality of lives of our women and children.

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

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Español: https://publicpeaceprize.org/nilanjana-sanyal-2/

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2017 Public Peace Prize Finalists

“Youth peace ambassadors” category

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“Peacemakers committed to nonviolence and reconciliation” category

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“Mediators for reconciliation between groups and people divided by conflicts” category

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“Peacemakers committed to nonviolence and reconciliation” category

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“Peace and nonviolence initiatives through education and medias” category

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“Peacemakers defending linguistic minorities” category

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Public initiatives for reconciliation, social transformation and peace” category

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It’s time to offer our support/vote for the Public Peace Prize finalists

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Important:  each day we will publish the profile of one category and the finalists falling under it on our website, our Facebook page and our Twitter account. The quality and the quantity of support received during the three days following the publication date will determine the choice of laureates for the 2017 Public Peace Prize.

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How do we offer our support/vote for the finalists?

Everyone is invited to support the finalists of their choice using the following supportive actions:

Each visit of a new visitor to the finalist’s profile page
each “Like” on our ads on Facebook or Twitter
= 1 support/vote

Sharing finalist’s ad on Facebook or “retweets” on Twitter
= 2 supports/votes

Comments of appreciation or encouragement
published on the website, on our Facebook page or our Twitter account,
or sent by email to contact@publicpeaceprize.org
= 3 supports/votes

The initiatives or candidates who receive a significant amount of support in their category will be proclaimed the laureate of this category.   The PPP team reserves the right to create categories in line with the candidatures proposed in order to maximise the recognition of the diversity of actions for peace.

Your support is important!

The Public Peace Prize is not a cash prize but a prize of public recognition. Your signs of appreciation and support are decisive to help make the finalists better known and to contribute to their visibility around the world.

Sign up on the website, “like” our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter for all the details, and please invite your family and friends to participate!

New propositions for the Public Peace Prize

New propositions of candidates will be automatically signed up for the 2018 edition of the Public Peace Prize.

The 2017 edition of the Public Peace Prize is officially launched!

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It’s time to offer your support to peacemakers and peace initiatives around the world!

The Public Peace Prize is the only peace award in the world for which the candidates are proposed, nominated and supported simply by citizens of the world. This mark of recognition allows everyone to offer their appreciation for initiatives and for people, known or unknown, who are working for reconciliation, non-violence and mutual aid.

The period of public support, during which it will be possible to encourage and make better known the peacemakers and peace initiatives, runs from Monday January 9th to Friday, January 20th 2017.

Sign up on the website, “like” our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter for all the details, and invite your friends to participate!

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Excerpts from peace messages from 2016 Public Peace Prize Laureates

ppp-2016-0004“We are all subjected to unquestionable assumptions that rest security in higher walls and stronger fences, more sophisticated weapons, bigger prisons and fear of the “other.” But we who would be peacemakers are called to define security in a different way – as freedom from want, freedom from fear, solidarity and community. We are called to commit our lives to active nonviolence; to live simply; to act with courage for social justice.”

Marie Dennis

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ppp-2016-0008“A key element in peace making is the full acknowledgment of how people have been wronged, and the opportunity to be heard. To break the chain that turns victims into victimisers, there needs to be safe and sacred spaces where people have permission to express how they feel about what happened to them and begin to detoxify. Dealing with the psychological, emotional and spiritual effects of the past are equally as important components of peace building as political, economic and social.” transformation.

Michael Lapsley

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ppp-2016-0010“I was a child soldier.  I learned to see the other as an enemy and in order to survive and defend my own; I picked up a machine gun and bombs.  After that, I wanted to change the Earth for I had understood how we are manipulated to be at war.  Life brought me to the discovery that wars are being waged inside of us.  My work for peace is to bring each one of us to pause, and allow ourselves to see within ourselves the difference we can make today, to be at peace and to live in peace.”

Antoinette Layoun

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ppp-2016-0006“When it comes to peace I think the most important thing for me is to have people come together to celebrate life together as one.  I also think that it is time that people look beyond our differences not only to respect each other but to make sure that every human being has equal opportunity.  One of the things I try to put into practice is to live my life with a conscious mind, because I believe that peace itself starts from home and I think that it is everyone’s obligation to be part of the process.”

Narine Dat Sookram

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Read the peace messages from 2016 Public Peace Prize Laureates
https://publicpeaceprize.org/2016-peace-messages/

Mensajes de Paz de Los Laureados del Premio del Público por la Paz, edición 2016
https://publicpeaceprize.org/mensajes-de-paz-de-2016/