Our promise: Life-long support
A feature that sets the Right Livelihood Award apart from many other international prizes is that we provide Laureates with long-term support.
We strive to work alongside these courageous change-makers to amplify their voices, providing them with the network and protection they need to realise their visions for a more just, peaceful and sustainable world.
We are deeply committed to strengthening the network of Laureates, linking these leading experts from different parts of the world with each other for greater impact.
Our advocacy activities aim to make the Laureates’ voices heard and advance their causes. Additionally, when a Laureate’s life and liberty are at risk, we put in place a range of safeguards to enhance Laureate’s protection.
The long-term support provided by us is developed in close dialogue with Laureates and tailored to meet their specific needs. Activities include initiating advocacy campaigns, funding security measures and establishing contact with UN agencies.
We engage with UN human rights mechanisms in Geneva and beyond to advance Right Livelihood Laureates' interests and raise their causes at high-level fora. Denouncing threats to change-makers before the international community and calling for action are some of our most important tools for ensuring their safety.Learn more
Right Livelihood Laureates pioneer solutions to the world's most pressing problems. We work to spread their messages and make those solutions better known.Learn more
We believe that lasting change requires interconnected and diverse solutions. That is why we strive to connect change-makers from all walks of life around the world.Learn more
Restrictions on fundamental rights and freedoms are an alarming reality around the world. As a result, change-makers often face severe constraints, including threats to their lives and liberty. When that happens, we do our best to protect them.Learn more