2023 Laureates to be honoured on November 29 in Stockholm

Press releases 13.11.2023

STOCKHOLM – Recipients of the 2023 Right Livelihood Award hailing from Ghana, Cambodia, Kenya and various countries of Europe are being honoured on Wednesday, November 29, in a televised live Award Presentation in Stockholm. All four Laureates will be attending the celebration in person.

Time: 18:00 CET on Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Place: Cirkus, Djurgårdsslätten 43-45, Stockholm, Sweden

Livestream (YouTube): 2023.rightlivelihood.org

Eurovision News Events will be distributing this press conference LIVE via satellite over Europe; the material will be accessible to all, free of charge and free of rights.

To access the broadcast quality signal, please visit the Eurovision website and follow the online booking procedure HERE.


The 2023 Laureates are:

Eunice Brookman-Amissah from Ghana “for pioneering discussions on women’s reproductive rights in Africa, paving the way for liberalised abortion laws and improved safe abortion access” (Honorary),

Mother Nature Cambodia “for their fearless and engaging activism to preserve Cambodia’s natural environment in the context of a highly restricted democratic space,”

SOS MEDITERRANEE “for its life-saving humanitarian search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea,” and

Phyllis Omido from Kenya “for her groundbreaking struggle to secure land and environmental rights for local communities while advancing the field of environmental law.”

The Laureates are all available for interviews in Stockholm or online. Please contact us (information below) for interview requests.


More about the Award Presentation:

Live satellite distribution via EBU.

Press tickets are available to attend the event in person!

Photos can be downloaded in real time during the event.

Find other photos and videos of the Laureates here.

Please note our updated logotype! Find more information in our Press Kit.


Media contacts

International media: Emoke Bebiak, emoke.bebiak@rightlivelihood.org, +41 78 333 84 84 and Sydney Nelson, sydney.nelson@rightlivelihood.org, +46 73 043 13 01

German media: Julia Naumann and Nina Tesenfitz, presse@rightlivelihood.org,

+49 170 5763 663

Spanish media: Nayla Azzinnari, nayla@rightlivelihood.org, +54 9 11 5460 9860

Scandinavian media: Johannes Mosskin, johannes@rightlivelihood.org, +46 70 437 11 48

Eastern European media: Marina Shupac, marina.shupac@rightlivelihood.org,

+41 76 746 13 59

Photos, videos: Mikaela Fredrikson, mikaela.fredrikson@rightlivelihood.org


About Right Livelihood

For over 40 years, Right Livelihood has honoured and supported 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, 194 Laureates from 76 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.

The Award was founded in 1980 following the Nobel Committee’s rejection of a proposal to create two new prizes to honour individuals committed to advancing social justice and environmental causes, especially highlighting change-makers from the Global South.

Today, the work of Right Livelihood goes beyond presenting the Award: the Foundation provides Laureates with life-long support. Right Livelihood is a megaphone and a shield: raising their profile, providing protection when their lives and liberty are in danger, and educating people on their innovative solutions.

Right Livelihood is headquartered in Stockholm, with an office in Geneva. The Foundation has Consultative Status with the UN.

Media contacts

Emoke Bebiak

English, French & International Media

E-mail: emoke.bebiak@rightlivelihood.org
Phone: +41 (0)78 333 84 84

Nayla Azzinnari

Spanish Media

E-mail: nayla@rightlivelihood.org
Phone: +54 9 11 5460 9860

Nina Tesenfitz

German Media

E-mail: presse@rightlivelihood.org
Phone: +49 (0)170 5763 663

Sydney Nelson

Swedish Media

E-mail: sydney.nelson@rightlivelihood.org
Phone: +46 (0)73 043 13 01