On Monday morning, 5 December, the 2011 Right Livelihood Award Recipients spoke at a press conference in Stockholm. For their statements, please refer to our press release.
The Award Ceremony took place on Monday evening, at 6 pm. The Award Acceptance speeches can be accessed via our press room.
NEW! Video clips of the Award Ceremony are online on our Youtube Channel.
Everybody is welcome to meet the 2011 Laureates! There are events in Sweden, Germany and Switzerland. Have a look at the programme and join.
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Huang Ming (China) receives the 2011 Honorary Award “for his outstanding success in the development and mass-deployment of cutting-edge technologies for harnessing solar energy, thereby showing how dynamic emerging economies can contribute to resolving the global crisis of anthropogenic climate change“.
The Jury awards Jacqueline Moudeina (Chad) "for her tireless efforts at great personal risk to win justice for the victims of the former dictatorship in Chad and to increase awareness and observance of human rights in Africa”.
The Jury awards GRAIN (International) “for their worldwide work to protect the livelihoods and rights of farming communities and to expose the massive purchases of farmland in developing countries by foreign financial interests”.
The Jury recognises Ina May Gaskin (USA) “for her whole-life’s work teaching and advocating safe, woman-centred childbirth methods that best promote the physical and mental health of mother and child“.