Homo Homini Award 2021: Nominate your HeroPublished: Oct 26, 2021 Reading time: 1 minute
Every year, People in Need confers the Homo Homini award to individuals who have greatly contributed to the promotion of human rights and democracy and nonviolent solutions to political conflicts. For the first time in history, nominations are open to the general public.
Since the 1990s, People in Need has presented the Homo Homini Award to people and groups who have significantly contributed to the defense of human rights, democracy, and the nonviolent resolution of political conflicts.
Past laureates include Russian politician Alexej Kovalev, Chinese literary critic and dissident Liu Xiaobo, Azerbaijani lawyer Intiqam Aliyev, or Nicaraguan farmer Francisca Ramírez. Homo Homini 2020 -- that is the latest award -- went to four detained members of the Belarusian human rights organization Viasna who are to this day persecuted for tracking detained protestors, documenting human rights violations and helping victims of police violence.
This year the Homo Homini committee decided to open up nominations virtually to all individuals and organizations all over world. As a result, any individual or organization can nominate its laureate by filling a simple online nomination form. Deadline for nominations is December 6, 2021.