Thursday, 27 September 2012

News Release: 2012 Right Livelihood Awards go to UK, US, Afghanistan And Turkey

The 2012 Right Livelihood Awards go to four recipients. One award is an honorary award, the three other laureates will share the €150,000 cash award.

Hayrettin Karaca (Turkey) receives the 2012 Honorary Award “for a lifetime of tireless advocacy and support for the protection and stewardship of our natural world, combining successful entrepreneurship with effective environmental activism”.

The Jury awards Sima Samar (Afghanistan) “for her longstanding and courageous dedication to human rights, especially the rights of women, in one of the most complex and dangerous regions in the world”. It is the first time that a Right Livelihood Award goes to Afghanistan.

The Jury recognizes Gene Sharp (USA) “for developing and articulating the core principles and strategies of nonviolent resistance and supporting their practical implementation in conflict areas around the world”.

The Jury awards the Campaign Against Arms Trade (UK) “for their innovative and effective campaigning against the global trade in arms”. 

The 2012 Right Livelihood Awards were announced today at a press conference in Stockholm by Ole von Uexkull, Executive Director, and Monika Griefahn, Co-Chair and Jury member of the Right Livelihood Award Foundation.

Right Livelihood Award Foundation:
Birgit Jaeckel 
(Communications Consultant)
Sharan Srinivas 
(Programme Manager)
Phone: +46 8 70 20 340

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