Human Rights

WOMEN’S AFFAIRS, EQUALITY, MINORITY RIGHTS

THE 10 FINALISTS

We honour political work that promotes coexistence, in spite of our conflicting personal political views. We are looking for political leaders who take a stand for equality regardless of race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other orientation, nation or social origins, wealth, birth or other factors.

Rainbow Crossings

A small Swedish town paints its road signs in rainbow colours, calling on residents to respect LGBTQ rights and reminding them that it is okay to be different.

Connected Newsstands

The City of Milan develops an app to enable newsstands to securely provide citizens with certificates issued by the registry office on demand.

Improving Outcomes for Young Black Men in Hackney

The integrative approach creates better opportunities for disadvantaged young black men, harnessing successful potential, building on existing success, increasing visibility, and tackling stereotypes in the media.

Factory of Hope

A programme in Chieuti expands the range of services for people with mental disabilities, and offers a way of inclusion in an olive processing and bottling factory.

Local De-Radicalisation Network

A local multi-agency group uses a systemic approach to investigate and counter radicalisation among vulnerable groups, to recognise diversity, promote inclusion, and encourage dialogue and participation.

Social Laundrette in the Municipality of Chania

The first social laundrette in Crete provides socially vulnerable citizens with the facilities to wash their clothes and take care of their personal hygiene, as well as a sense of self-worth and belonging.

Safe Harbours

A network of German municipalities and civil society commits to recognising humanitarian crises and actively receiving refugees.