2021 Right Livelihood Laureates to be honoured on December 1
Press releases 15.11.2021
STOCKHOLM – Recipients of the 2021 Right Livelihood Award are set to be honoured on Wednesday, December 1, in a televised live Award Presentation in Stockholm. All four Laureates will be attending the celebration in person.
Time: 6.00 pm CET on Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Place: Cirkus, Djurgårdsslätten 43-45, Stockholm, Sweden
Livestream (YouTube): 2021.rightlivelihood.org
The 2021 Laureates are:
- Cameroonian women’s and girls’ rights activist Marthe Wandou – introduced by Yazidi ISIS survivor and Sakharov Prize Winner Lamiya Aji Bashar;
- Russian environmentalist Vladimir Slivyak – introduced by German climate activist Luisa Neubauer;
- Canadian Indigenous rights defender Freda Huson – introduced by Swedish-Sámi singer and Indigenous rights advocate Maxida Märak; and
- The Indian organisation Legal Initiative for Forest and Environment (LIFE) – introduced by Johanna Sandahl, President of the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation.
As part of the Award, the four Laureates are each receiving 1 million SEK (ca. 100,000 EUR or 115,000 USD) to further their work.
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About Right Livelihood
Established in 1980, Right Livelihood honours and supports courageous people solving global problems. Housed under the umbrella of a foundation, Right Livelihood is a courage-powered community for social change committed to peace, justice and sustainability for all.
Each year, Right Livelihood highlights change-makers through an Award. To date, 186 Laureates from 73 countries have received the distinction. By recognising the actions of brave visionaries and building impactful connections around the world, Right Livelihood boosts urgent and long-term social change.
However, the work of Right Livelihood goes beyond only presenting the Award: they provide these change-makers with life-long support. Right Livelihood is a megaphone and a shield for the Laureates: raising their profile, providing them protection when their lives and liberty are in danger, and educating people on their innovative solutions.
Right Livelihood is headquartered in Stockholm, with offices in Geneva and Zurich. The Foundation has consultative status at the United Nations.