Girls are forward of Ukrainian NGO that gained the Nobel Peace Prize
- October 11, 2022
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Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, the NGO has 11 women among its 13 leaders
the ukrainian group Center for Civil Liberties won today (7) the Nobel Peace Prize 2022, alongside Belarusian activist Ales Byalyatski and Russian organization Memorial. The award highlighted the importance of civil society for peace and democracy.
The NGO is led by 13 members, 11 of which are women, and was founded in 2007 with the aim of promoting human rights and democracy in Ukraine. “And it has positioned itself to strengthen Ukrainian civil society and pressure the authorities to make Ukraine a full democracy,” according to a Nobel Prize tweet.
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The recognition strengthens the organization, which has acted consistently since the invasion of Russia in February and is also focused on fighting corruption. According to the award, the center has been committed to identifying and documenting Russian war crimes against the Ukrainian population and is playing a pioneering role in holding those responsible for their crimes accountable.
“The (Nobel) Committee is sending a message that political freedoms, human rights and active civil society are part of peace,” Dan Smith, head of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, told Reuters.
Ukraine’s Center for Civil Liberties reacted to the victory on social media. “Morning with good news. We are proud,” he wrote on Twitter.
The Nobel Peace Prize, worth 10 million Swedish kronor, or about US$900,000, will be awarded in Oslo on December 10, the anniversary of the death of the Swedish Alfred Nobel, who founded the awards in his 1895 will.