The International Children’s Peace Prize is awarded annually to a child who fights courageously for children’s rights. The prize recognizes the achievements of the young winner. The prize also offers the winner a global platform to promote his ideas and further his work. With the newfound attention, these young heroes’ messages reach an international audience of millions. This global attention will generate a higher level of cooperation and structural improvement for the realization of children’s rights.
- The winner receives the statuette ‘Nkosi’, which shows how a child sets the world in motion.
- The winner also receives a study and care grant and a worldwide platform to promote his or her ideals and causes to the benefit of children’s rights.
- Furthermore, a project fund of €100,000 is invested by KidsRights in projects that are closely connected to the winners’ area of work in the country of the winner.
- A child above 12 years and under 18 years of age. The child should not be older than 17 years by the time of the nomination deadline.
- Nominations for the International Children’s Peace Prize can be from all over the world.
- The child must have a clear history of standing up and fighting for the rights of him/herself and other children. However, it is important that the child has an active approach in accomplishing this goal, which has led to a concrete result.
- Ability to travel abroad and feel comfortable communicating with other people.
- Furthermore, the child must agree to be nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize.