The World’s Children’s Prize Nominees of 2012
Three amazing child right heroes have been nominated for the World’s Children’s Prize 2012: Anna Mollel from Tanzania, Sakena Yacoobi from Afghanista and Ann Skelton from South Africa.
The World's Children's Prize laureates are individuals or organisations that – over a long period and in difficult circumstances – have done outstanding work for children, in accordance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Learn more about the nominees and the children they fight for:
Anna Mollel has been nominated for her over 20-year struggle for children with disabilities in poor rural areas in north-eastern Tanzania.
Sakena Yacoobi has been nominated for her long and dangerous struggle to fulfil Afghan children and women’s right to education, healthcare and to learn about their rights.
Ann Skelton has been nominated for her more than 20 year long successful fight for the rights of children affected by the justice system in South Africa.
For full information, please see http://worldschildrensprize.org/nominees2012
The World’s Children’s Prize for the rights of the child
The World’s Children’s Prize contributes toward a more humane world in support of the rights of the child; it is the world’s largest annual educational program teaching young people about the rights of the child, democracy, the environment, and global friendship.
More than 57,450 schools with 27 million students in 102 countries have registered as Global Friend schools of the World’s Children’s Prize. The program empowers children to demand respect for their rights while inspiring them to have faith in a better future. It also provides children with a platform to voice their concerns.
In the annual Global Vote, participating children select who will receive their prestigious prize, the World’s Children’s Prize for the Rights of the Child, which recognizes exceptional efforts to protect the rights of the child.
Link to know more about the organisation: http://worldschildrensprize.org/
Today, three legends serve as patrons of the World’s Children’s Prize: Nelson Mandela from South Africa, Democracy Champion Aung San Suu Kyi from Burma, and Freedom Fighter Xanana Gusmão, today Prime Minister, from East Timor.
Our patrons also include Queen Silvia of Sweden, The Elders Global Leader and Child Rights Expert Graça Machel from Mozambique and South Africa, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and President José Ramos Horta from East Timor, Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics Joseph Stiglitz from USA, former Executive Director of Unicef Carol Bellamy, former Chairman of the UN Security Council, Under-Secretary-General Olara Otunnu from Uganda, as well as super model and rights activist Alek Wek from South Sudan.