Finalists for The International Children's Peace Prize 2017
Meet the 3 Finalists for The International Children's Peace Prize 2017
Today marks the announcement of the three finalists for the International Children’s Peace Prize 2017. From a record number of 169 entries from 55 countries, the Expert Committee has selected Faye from Indonesia, Mohamad from Syria and Tymon from Poland.
Nobel Peace Laureate Ms. Malala Yousafzai will present the prize to the winner on December 4th in the Hall of Knights in the Dutch city of The Hague.
Faye Hasian (15 years
old, Indonesia, theme: sexual exploitation and child
trafficking) was brought up as a child to always give back
to society. Having learned about the immense problems
concerning the trafficking and sexual exploitation of girls
in Indonesia, Faye founded Faye’s House together with her
mother. A safe haven for Indonesian girls and young women,
Faye’s House rescues and rehabilitates victims of sexual
exploitation. Faye also frequently visits the young girls in
the dangerous areas where they live to offer help.
Faye was nominated by Rumah Faye.
Watch Faye's story
Jounde (16 years old, Syria, theme: refugee
children and education) is a Syrian refugee who fled to
Lebanon with his family when life became too dangerous at
home. Like thousands of other refugee children in the
country, Mohamad could not go to school. He set out to
provide education to children in the refugee camp. Despite
arduous living conditions, Mohamad managed to build a school
there. The school now provides 200 children with access to
their right to an education.
Mohamad was nominated by the Syrian League For Citizenship.
Watch Mohamad's story
Radzik (16 years old, Poland, theme: child
participation) was shocked to discover the limited access to
the legal system granted to Polish children. He felt that
being a child was not a good reason for minors to be
excluded from their rights and that they, too, should be
allowed full access to public information. Tymon
successfully campaigned to make it easier for children to
participate in legal processes and access information,
especially when it concerns their own lives. Thanks to his
important work, Polish minors can now attend legal
proceedings and represent themselves in court.
Tymon was nominated by the Polish Ombudsman for Children.
Watch Tymon's story
About the International Children's Peace Prize
The International Children's Peace Prize is awarded annually to an exceptional child, whose courageous or otherwise remarkable actions have made a difference in improving children’s rights, which helps children worldwide. The motivation behind the prize is to provide a platform for children to express their ideas and personal involvement in children’s rights. KidsRights feels that children should be recognized, awarded and motivated in their fierce efforts to improve their own situation and that of the children in their environment and even the world.
The KidsRights Foundation is the organisation behind the International Children's Peace Prize. Every child has talents. Every child has dreams. KidsRights believes in a world where all children have access to their rights and are enabled to realize the great potential they have within them. The Dutch children’s rights organisation sees children as changemakers, who can move the world.