4th Edition Freedom Prize 2022
- The call for proposals
- The international panel of judges
- The vote
- The results The laureate
The Freedom Prize invites young people aged between 15 to 25 years old from France and around the world to choose an inspiring person or organisation, committed to an exemplary fight for freedom.
La lauréate 2022
Child’s Right and Rehabilitation Network / CRARN
Founded in 2003 in Rivers and Akwa Ibom States, Nigeria, CRARN provides medical, psychological and humanitarian support to street children who are discriminated against because of their alleged evil powers. CRARN runs a reception centre and a school where the children can rebuild their lives. Since 2003, CRARN has rescued and assisted more than 8000 children.
The 2021 laureate
Sonita Alizada is a rapper born in Afghanistan under the Taliban regime. At 9 years old, her parents plan to marry her but Sonita and her family leaves the country in order to flee the war. They take refuge in Iran and the marriage is canceled. In Tehran, an NGO gives her access to education and work as a cleaning lady. While listening to a song by the rapper Eminem, Sonita has a revelation and began to write in order to tell her story and denounce forced marriage around the world. Her first song "Brides for sale" becomes a real phenomenon.
The 2020 laureate
Loujain is a 30 years old Saudi woman and a leading figure in peaceful activism for women's rights. She is fighting to end the repressive male guardianship system in her country. Arrested in May 2018 for defying the ban on women driving in the kingdom, she was released on 10 February 2021 after 1001 days in prison. She is still in conditionnal release and subject to house arrest.
The 2019 laureate
Greta Thunberg is a young Swedish woman known for her fight against the lack of awareness, the inaction of heads of states and governments concerning the climate emergency. She missed school every Friday to demonstrate in front of the Stockholm Parliament and launched the “Fridays For Future” movement. Greta Thunberg notably spoke at COP24, in December 2018 in Katowice (Poland), and at the Davos Economic Forum (Switzerland), in early 2019.
The international panel of judges
The international panel of judges of the Freedom Prize aims to study all the proposals "Our Freedom Prize 2022". They collectively determine the three people or organizations whose fights are, in their opinion, the most representative of a fight for freedom in 2022.
From February 9 to 11 2022, this international panel of judges made up of 22 young people aged between 15 to 25 years old from Normandy, France, Argentina, Burkina Faso, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Spain, India, Mexico, Togo and Ukraine met in Caen to study 254 “Our Freedom Prize 2022” proposals and selected three people or organizations committed to their fight for Freedom.
Chaired by Rony Brauman, former President of Doctors Without Borders, the panel of judges designated the three nominees for the fourth edition of the Freedom Prize: Mohamad Al Jounde, Child's Right and Rehabilitation Network and Theresa Kachindamoto.
The Freedom Quiz
Is freedom a subject that speaks to you? It may seem obvious, even acquired, but is it really? Let's see it right away!
The English version of the quiz will be available soon.