We honour courageous change-makers

2020 Laureate Bryan Stevenson receiving the Award from Anthony Ray Hinton, live from Alabama. Credit: Matt Odom.
The Right Livelihood award statuette
The Right Livelihood Award sculpture, designed by Swedish artist Eva Hild in Humanium Metal, credit: Daniel Hägglund.

The Right Livelihood Award has honoured courageous change-makers since 1980.

Our Award aims to boost urgent and long-term social change. We do this by recognizing the actions of brave visionaries working for a more just, peaceful and sustainable world for all.

Each year, we receive nominations from around the world through an open process allowing anyone to submit nominations. After thorough research, our Jury made up of international experts and previous Laureates chooses that year’s most outstanding change-makers.

Our work culminates in the annual Award Presentation, where we honour the new Laureates, welcoming them into the Right Livelihood community.


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