4 get ‘Alternative Nobel’ for helping people fight violence, climate change

Copenhagen, Sep 29 (EFE).- The 2021 Right Livelihood Award, known as the “Alternative Nobel,” went to three global activists and an India-based green nonprofit for their efforts to mobilize communities against violence and climate change.

The Swedish Right Livelihood Foundation awards the annual prize to those changemakers ignored by the Nobel prizes.

The foundation said, in a statement, that this 2021 Right Livelihood Laureates “are leaders in advancing the rights of women and girls, environmental protection and reclaiming indigenous rights through mobilizing communities and empowering grassroots initiatives.”

The statement said the laureates from Cameroon, Russia, Canada, and India showed that “lasting change is built on communities banding together.”


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