US News Ukrainian human rights defender receives alternative Nobel Prize

13:10  29 september  2022
13:10  29 september  2022 Source:   pressfrom.com

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for her commitment to democracy and the rule of law, the Ukrainian human rights defender Oleksandra Matwijtschuk is awarded this year's alternative Nobel Prize. Matwijtschuk will receive the award "For the construction of sustainable democratic institutions in Ukraine and the design of a path to the international criminal prosecution of war crimes", as the Right-Livelihood Foundation based in Stockholm announced on Thursday. Activists from Somalia, Venezuela and Uganda were also honored with the price.

Für ihren Einsatz für Demokratie und Rechtsstaatlichkeit wird die ukrainische Menschenrechtsverteidigerin Oleksandra Matwijtschukmit mit dem diesjährigen Alternativen Nobelpreis ausgezeichnet. © Sergey Bobok For their commitment to democracy and the rule of law, Ukrainian human rights defender Oleksandra Matwijtschukmit is awarded this year's alternative Nobel Prize.

as chair of the Center for Civil Freihoods (CCL) founded in 2007, Matwijtschuk contributes to strengthening Ukrainian civil society and state democratic structures and is committed to the promotion of national and international law, it said in the foundation of the foundation. It documented human rights violations and war crimes and thus paving the way to social and legal processing, which has been particularly important since Russia's invasion into Ukraine in February 2022.

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The Venezuelan collective Cecosesola (Central de Cooperativas de Lara) received the award "for the development of a fair and powerful community economy as an alternative to profit-oriented economic model". The network of community organizations from low -income regions, which produces affordable goods and services for more than 100,000 families in seven Venezuelan states and provides far below retail prices, has grown steadily in the past 55 years and is "an inspiration for everyone who is based on alternative economic approaches Search, "it said.

The Africa Institute for Energy Governance (Afiego) from Uganda received the alternative Nobel Prize for courageous use for climate justice. The organization supports municipalities in defending themselves against environmental projects in oil and gas production. With lobbying, media campaigns as well as local and international legal steps, Afiego ensured that the voices of the municipalities are heard in decision -makers, said Right Livelihood.

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Other award winners are the Somali human rights activists Fartuun Adan and Ilwad Elman -mother and daughter -who, with their organization Elman Peace, support surviving gender -specific violence, re -socialize former child soldiers and enable women and adolescents vocational training and learning management skills.

The winners of 2022 will be honored on Wednesday, November 30th, as part of a live event in Stockholm.

The Alternative Nobel Prize recognizes the use of human rights, freedom of the press, bourgeois freedom and environmental protection. He was launched in 1980 by the Swedish-German philanthropes Jakob von Uexküll, head of the foundation is now his nephew Ole von Uexküll.

The prices are endowed with one million Swedish crowns (around 100,000 euros). The money is intended for the support of the work of the award winners and not for personal use. In 2021, 206 people and organizations from 89 countries were nominated for the price - more than ever. The previous award winners include the former US secret service employee Edward Snowden and the environmental activist Greta Thunberg.


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