Activists from Ukraine, Somalia, Venezuela and Uganda were rewarded at this year’s edition of the Right Livelihood Award, dubbed the „alternative Nobel”, according to rightlivelihood.org.
Fartuun Adan and Ilwad Elman were rewarded for promoting peace, demilitarisation and human rights in Somalia in the face of terrorism and gender-based violence.
Oleksandra Matviichuk and the Center for Civil Liberties, which she chairs, were rewarded for building sustainable democratic institutions in Ukraine and modelling a path to international accountability for war crimes.
The Cecosesola organization was awarded for establishing an equitable and cooperative economic model as a robust alternative to profit-driven economies.
Africa Institute for Energy Governance (AFIEGO), based in Uganda, received the award for their courageous work for climate justice and community rights violated by extractivist energy projects in Uganda.