Breaking: The 2013 Right Livelihood Award Goes To..

The 2013 Right Livelihood Awards, also known as the 'alternative nobel prize', go to Paul Walker, Raji Sourani, Denis Mukwege and Hans R. Herren. Right Livelihood Foundation press release here. (video below).

The Jury awards PAUL WALKER (USA) “for working tirelessly to rid the world of chemical weapons”.

RAJI SOURANI (Palestine) receives the Award “for his unwavering dedication to the rule of law and human rights under exceptionally difficult circumstances”.

It is the first time that a Right Livelihood Award goes to a Palestinian.

The Jury recognises DENIS MUKWEGE (Democratic Republic of Congo) “for his courageous work healing women survivors of war-time sexual violence and speaking up about its root causes”.

The Jury awards HANS R. HERREN/BIOVISION FOUNDATION (Switzerland) “for his expertise and pioneering work in promoting a safe, secure and sustainable global food supply”.

The Awards will be presented at a ceremony in the Swedish Parliament on December 2, 2013, at 4 pm, hosted by the Society for the Right Livelihood Award in the Swedish Parliament.

Gaza's Ark congratulates all recipients of this prestigious award and values their contributions to humankind.

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