Ukrainian Woman Received the “Alternative Nobel Prize”

by Olha Povaliaieva
Friday, September 1, 2022
Ukrainian Woman Received the “Alternative Nobel Prize”

Human rights defender Oleksandra Matveichuk named Ukraine in the list of 74 winners

The Swedish foundation Right Livelihood Award reported that Ukraine has been added to the Alternative Nobel Prize winners list. The head of the Center for Civil Liberties, Matveichuk, won the Right Livelihood Award-2022. To date, 190 laureates from 74 countries have received the award.

Matviychuk added Ukraine to this list due to the development of her business. The Center for Civil Liberties is decorated for its courage and the development of democracy in the country, while the neighbouring state is openly aggressive. Since 2007, Matveichuk has led innovative international efforts to ensure accountability for war crimes and other violations. The jury reported that the Ukrainian woman was awarded for "the establishment of sustainable democratic institutions in Ukraine". It has made a real contribution to modelling the path to international responsibility for war crimes.

"We fight for freedom to be an independent state, we fight for freedom to be Ukrainians, we fight for freedom of democratic choice. We're paying a pretty high price for this. So this award is a gesture of support for our struggle in general and my work in particular," the winner has commented.

We remind you that Volodymyr Zelenskyy was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2022. In turn, the Russian journalist, winner of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, sold his medal and donated money to Ukrainian children affected by the war.

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