Call for nominations for Aurora Prize 2020 now open

May 16, 2019


Nominations are open for the 2020 Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity. For more information on this and other awards see: http://www.trueheroesfilms.org/thedigest/awards/aurora-prize-for-awakening-humanity. Every year the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative grants a US $1,000,000 award to the Laureate who receives a unique opportunity to continue the cycle of giving by supporting the organizations that have inspired their humanitarian work.

Over the years, 14 Aurora Humanitarians have been shortlisted and 3 Laureates have been chosen, each of whom has nominated three organizations to receive support from Aurora. Through these organizations, the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative helps combats child poverty, advances aid for refugees and orphans and provides educational, psychological and medical support to victims of war and sexual violence and HIV/AIDs-affected children. This impact is driven by a range of initiatives funded by the Prize across the world, including microcredit programs, scholarships, primary, secondary and vocational education, provision of medical supplies, and more. Overall, the Aurora Prize has allocated $3.3 million to support 23 projects worldwide in 11 areas of humanitarian assistance. See for last year: https://humanrightsdefenders.blog/2018/06/10/1-million-aurora-prize-awarded-to-rohingya-human-rights-defender-kyaw-hla-aung/

Nominations for the 2020 Aurora Prize open on May 16, 2019, the International Day of Living Together in Peace declared by the UN to uphold the desire to live and act together in order to build a sustainable world of peace, solidarity and harmony. Nominations will close on October 31, 2019.

Further information is available at www.auroraprize.com

 

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