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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 Foundation’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.


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Disclaimer regarding the Laureates’ views
Right Livelihood Laureates are free to express their opinions openly. However, their views do not necessarily reflect those of the Right Livelihood Foundation. Right Livelihood Laureates do not speak for the Right Livelihood Foundation and other Laureates unless specifically stated. While the Right Livelihood Foundation stands by its choice of Laureates and the work they were honoured for, neither does it always agree with nor condone all views expressed by Laureates.

English/International media

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German media

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